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Supreme Court of Canada guarantees voting rights for expats

Published on Monday, January 14, 2019

Decision makes a statement that 'every citizen counts,' expat advocate says.

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that expats have the right to vote in federal elections no matter how long they have lived outside the country.

In a 5-2 decision, a majority of justices said the infringement to charter rights is not justified.

Writing for the majority, chief justice Richard Wagner said voting is a "fundamental political right, and the right to vote is a core tenet of our democracy." 

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