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kickasssoprano


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Please VOTE today!!
Polls are open from 9:30am to 9:30pm

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May 2, 2011, 6:26 AM
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Please VOTE today!!
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I would, but the Canadian government disenfranchises citizens who have been abroad for five years.


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scrapedape wrote:
kickasssoprano wrote:
Please VOTE today!!
Polls are open from 9:30am to 9:30pm

That is all Cool

I would, but the Canadian government disenfranchises citizens who have been abroad for five years.

Shame, that. Well, hopefully you're working towards getting the vote back, either by looking for work in Canada, or working towards citizenship in your current place of residence.


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petsfed wrote:
scrapedape wrote:
kickasssoprano wrote:
Please VOTE today!!
Polls are open from 9:30am to 9:30pm

That is all Cool

I would, but the Canadian government disenfranchises citizens who have been abroad for five years.

Shame, that. Well, hopefully you're working towards getting the vote back, either by looking for work in Canada, or working towards citizenship in your current place of residence.

Already got it here. (Had it all along, actually, though I never exercised it when I lived in Canada. Post-2000 I vowed to change that, but by 2004 I was living in the States anyway.)

Maybe someday I'll go back to Canada and get re-enfranchised there. It's funny though: Canadians lament the "brain drain" (to the US, in particular), but they don't exactly make it easy for those of us who've started families abroad to come home. "No problem. You can move your family back to Canada with you. Your wife will have to wait a year or two (who really knows....?) to get a work authorization, but how could that possibly be a problem?"


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kickasssoprano wrote:
Please VOTE today!!
Polls are open from 9:30am to 9:30pm

That is all Cool

Typical Ontario-centric post. Wink

Poll hours depend on where you live. Check
http://www.elections.ca/scripts/pss/FindED.aspx?L=e
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This could be a history making election if the polls even partially reflect the voting.


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im 20, never voted, probably never will.


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coastal_climber wrote:
im 20, never voted, probably never will.


why


petsfed


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coastal_climber wrote:
im 20, never voted, probably never will.
Probably too stupid to vote intelligently, and too lazy to change that.

At least, if he's following the American model...


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Typical Ontario-centric post. Wink

Poll hours depend on where you live. Check
http://www.elections.ca/scripts/pss/FindED.aspx?L=e
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Touche.
Sorry about that, just want to make sure everyone votes... (and not for the Conservatives...)Unsure


kickasssoprano


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In the time it took you to write that, you could have voted Tongue

It's your future too...


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coastal_climber wrote:
im 20, never voted, probably never will.

I have no respect this. If you are too lazy and can't take the little time to vote..albeit the real effort to make an informed vote.

if you are too crass and hopeless to tilt at windmills.

you are scum not worthy to call yourself a member of your society...

A small part of me envisions you rolling over and saying heil hitler or saluting the next totalitarian takes over your nation..history suggests this is likely in all nations at some point.

hey who fucking cares as long as you got your new shiny rope and biners eh?


Kartessa


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Con's are flirting with a majority but the NDP is ownin the opposition :)


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skiclimb wrote:
coastal_climber wrote:
im 20, never voted, probably never will.

I have no respect this. If you are too lazy and can't take the little time to vote..albeit the real effort to make an informed vote.

if you are too crass and hopeless to tilt at windmills.

you are scum not worthy to call yourself a member of your society...

A small part of me envisions you rolling over and saying heil hitler or saluting the next totalitarian takes over your nation..history suggests this is likely in all nations at some point.

hey who fucking cares as long as you got your new shiny rope and biners eh?

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hafilax


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Conservative Majority Mad Ontario screwed us again Mad


kickasssoprano


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On behalf of Ontario, I apologize. Frown

I am ashamed of my stupid province.


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and i'm sorry my home province saskatchewan seemed to forget it's ndp roots and went flippin' tory.


hafilax


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Just looked at BC and we're no better.


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Just looked at BC and we're no better.

looks like elizabeth may will win her seat. a green party first


granite_grrl


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coastal_climber wrote:
im 20, never voted, probably never will.
Well that's pretty stupid.

I'm going to admit something here online.....I voted for my first time last week in advanced polls. I figure you have no right to complain about something you don't participate in and it was time to use my voice.


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Maybe someday I'll go back to Canada and get re-enfranchised there. It's funny though: Canadians lament the "brain drain" (to the US, in particular), but they don't exactly make it easy for those of us who've started families abroad to come home. "No problem. You can move your family back to Canada with you. Your wife will have to wait a year or two (who really knows....?) to get a work authorization, but how could that possibly be a problem?"
I'm comfuzed.....are you talking about bringing your wife back to Canada and her going through the permanent resident process? I think it took my husband (and American) 10 months to get his full Permanent Residence, and he got his work visa a few months before that.

I understand the PR process is even faster if you apply from outside of Canada.


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granite_grrl wrote:
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Maybe someday I'll go back to Canada and get re-enfranchised there. It's funny though: Canadians lament the "brain drain" (to the US, in particular), but they don't exactly make it easy for those of us who've started families abroad to come home. "No problem. You can move your family back to Canada with you. Your wife will have to wait a year or two (who really knows....?) to get a work authorization, but how could that possibly be a problem?"
I'm comfuzed.....are you talking about bringing your wife back to Canada and her going through the permanent resident process? I think it took my husband (and American) 10 months to get his full Permanent Residence, and he got his work visa a few months before that.

I understand the PR process is even faster if you apply from outside of Canada.

I haven't gone through it yet. I was really making broad assertions based on a combination of anecdotal evidence from friends who've gone through it, rumour, and innuendo.

Do you mind if I ask a couple of questions? Did your husband have employment lined up before he arrived, and get help from his company? Did you use a lawyer or immigration consultant?

Still, six months is a long time to go without income, especially since my wife is the one with the big earning power!


granite_grrl


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scrapedape wrote:
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Maybe someday I'll go back to Canada and get re-enfranchised there. It's funny though: Canadians lament the "brain drain" (to the US, in particular), but they don't exactly make it easy for those of us who've started families abroad to come home. "No problem. You can move your family back to Canada with you. Your wife will have to wait a year or two (who really knows....?) to get a work authorization, but how could that possibly be a problem?"
I'm comfuzed.....are you talking about bringing your wife back to Canada and her going through the permanent resident process? I think it took my husband (and American) 10 months to get his full Permanent Residence, and he got his work visa a few months before that.

I understand the PR process is even faster if you apply from outside of Canada.

I haven't gone through it yet. I was really making broad assertions based on a combination of anecdotal evidence from friends who've gone through it, rumour, and innuendo.

Do you mind if I ask a couple of questions? Did your husband have employment lined up before he arrived, and get help from his company? Did you use a lawyer or immigration consultant?

Still, six months is a long time to go without income, especially since my wife is the one with the big earning power!
Quickest way will always be immigration my marriage, and in fact he didn't get a job for a year or more after he was able to.

We did immigration by marriage from within Canada, if we did it again we would do it from outside of Canada. I understand it's quicker and would give him more travel options (he was stuck in Canada the entire time he was going through his immigration). I also said 10 months total....but I think it actually took less time than that (more like 8 months), but I'd have to double check to make sure.

We did the application ourselves which was super stressful, but really not that hard.

In your position I would just apply of your PR from outside of the country, where you would both live and work until she became a PR at which point find work and move to Canada....which could be a lot easier than it sounds depending on the area you'd want to move to and you and your wife's field of work. That's how we're going to do it when we decide it's time for me to get a green card.


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Thanks for the tips, granite_grrl.

Isn't there a limited window in which you have to move to Canada once they grant the application? That could be tricky in my line of work (academic) as the number of openings is pretty limited, so you have to nail the timing just right.


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scrapedape wrote:
Thanks for the tips, granite_grrl.

Isn't there a limited window in which you have to move to Canada once they grant the application? That could be tricky in my line of work (academic) as the number of openings is pretty limited, so you have to nail the timing just right.
I think I remember reading something like that. I'm not sure how long that period of time is, maybe 6 months?

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