Sorry, Donald Sutherland. Move over, Wayne Gretzky. Not to mention another 1.4 million Canadians who are living abroad and who are no longer allowed to vote. Step aside please… don’t hold up the line.
It’s not the worst sin of the Harper government, to be sure. There are legitimate reasons to deny the vote to those who do not live with the consequences. Some countries allow expats to vote; others do not.
Nonetheless, why now? Was this a serious concern, expat votes skewing Canadian election results?
Or is this just another example of a prime minister for whom Canadians living abroad are not “old stock” enough to be allowed to vote?