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Retired Persons Visa
Posted date : Sep 02, 2011.
Retired Persons Visa - Dear Bird Talk,My summer edition of CSANews just arrived today and I have read it from cover to cover. I believe it was one of the most interesting an....   Read more...

Length of Stay
Posted date : Jul 08, 2011.
Length of Stay - I travel to Arizona for six months every winter and also cross the border to shop in the summer months. A friend told me that every border-crossing fo....   Read more...

Subtracting Time From Six Months
Posted date : Jul 08, 2011.
Subtracting Time From Six Months - I sit in dismay, having read your response re: subtracting time from six months. You say that a fewer-than-30-day return to Canada cannot be subtr....   Read more...

Changes to Length of Stay
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Changes to Length of Stay - Dear Bird Talk,We keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a maximum stay of 120 days ....   Read more...

Re: Papers Please, laws
Posted date : May 06, 2011.
Re: Papers Please, laws - Dear Bird Talk,The Arizona SB 1070-style laws seem to have won the recent election in many states, Florida included. Are you tracking this iss....   Read more...

Changes to Length of Stay
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Changes to Length of Stay - Dear Bird Talk:Re: Changes to length of stayWe keep hearing from friends that the U.S. is trying to change the length-of-stay time from 182 days to a ....   Read more...

Subtracting Time From My "Six Months"
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Subtracting Time From My "Six Months" - Dear Bird Talk:In issue # 75 under Snowbird Alert, you wrote that spending a week or two at home for the holidays would not be subtracted from the tot....   Read more...

Provincial Picnics at Fort DeSoto
Posted date : Dec 06, 2010.
Provincial Picnics at Fort DeSoto - Dear Bird Talk:For a number of years, we have attended and enjoyed the Prince Edward Island picnic held annually at Fort DeSoto Park in Florida. We un....   Read more...

Coren Comments
Posted date : Sep 17, 2010.
Coren Comments - Dear Bird Talk,Thank you for printing Michael Coren's column in the summer Issue 75 regarding some Canadians' perception of the United Sta....   Read more...

Arizona Immigration Laws
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Arizona Immigration Laws - Dear Bird Talk,We were thinking of visiting Arizona. However, their new "anti-illegal" law is very intimidating. What exactly would count as p....   Read more...

Canadian Goverment Health Benefits and Form 8840
Posted date : Jul 20, 2010.
Canadian Goverment Health Benefits and Form 8840 - Dear Bird Talk,Regarding the suspension of government health benefits ," how would they know if I was away or home if I don't go to the cl....   Read more...

Harmonized Sales Tax
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
Harmonized Sales Tax - Dear Bird Talk, I have not seen anything from the snowbird organization commenting on the effect of this tax on seniors?G. WaddenPetawawa,....   Read more...

Cross Border Estate Inheritance
Posted date : May 27, 2010.
Cross Border Estate Inheritance - A few months ago, my brother passed away. Although his will, drawn up in Ontario, clearly specifies that my husband and I are the benefici....   Read more...

I'm Jack Layton's mother
Posted date : Jul 21, 2009.
I'm Jack Layton's mother - Dear Bird Talk,Re: Michael Coren's Guest ColumnI'm Jack Layton's mother – so I have to object to his claiming there are only two intelle....   Read more...

Senior Rates on B.C. Ferries
Posted date : Dec 23, 2008.
Senior Rates on B.C. Ferries - Dear Bird Talk,I think you jumped the gun by supporting Stanley Knight over his concern about not getting a senior rate on B.C. Ferries. (BCF). BC....   Read more...

Veteran Rights
Posted date : Sep 19, 2008.
Veteran Rights - Dear Bird Talk,Thank you for reminding old soldiers in the Spring 08 CSANews magazine about exercising rights vis-a-vis retirement benefits, p....   Read more...

Update on Florida Snowbirds’ Tax Crisis - CSANews, Spring 2008
Posted date : Jul 22, 2008.
Update on Florida Snowbirds’ Tax Crisis - CSANews, Spring 2008 - Kudos to Peter Benedek for his article about Florida’s outrageous property tax system. He gave us all a real perspective of snowbirds continually be....   Read more...

Florida Tax Crisis
Posted date : May 24, 2008.
Florida Tax Crisis - Dear Bird Talk,Just read the Bird Talk letter from David Dillon in CSANews Issue 65. He is quite correct in what he says in his letter about spending ....   Read more...

Florida Tax Crisis
Posted date : May 22, 2008.
Florida Tax Crisis - Dear Bird Talk,Re: Letter from Warren Davis Re: Florida Tax Crisis – CSANews Fall 2007Is Governor Charlie Crist really listening? Will his legislati....   Read more...

Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage
Posted date : Aug 07, 2007.
Federal Superannuates Insurance Coverage - Dear Bird Talk,It is my understanding from information in a letter to "Bird Talk" included in the latest issue of CSANews, that retired federa....   Read more...

GHIP Reimbursement
Posted date : Jun 06, 2007.
GHIP Reimbursement - Dear Bird Talk,I know you have received many letters regarding out-of-country medical expenses submitted to OHIP, but I thought your readers might be ....   Read more...

Florida Property Taxes
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Florida Property Taxes - Dear Bird Talk: I’m a Canadian snowbird that owns a condo in the Broward County (Pompano Beach) in Florida. My property taxes, and those of other....   Read more...

Health Care System
Posted date : May 30, 2007.
Health Care System - Dear Bird Talk, The article in your magazine, #59 By Dr. Bob MacMillan was interesting and while the author seems to have a handle on the medical sy....   Read more...

Accessible Health Care
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Accessible Health Care - Dear Sirs, Off the road for a couple of days, saw your message (issue 54), so thought I'd assist you in sending them to a very warm place. It will b....   Read more...

Romanow Commission
Posted date : May 23, 2007.
Romanow Commission - Dear Bird Talk, I appreciate the excellent service my wife and I obtain from our private insurance with Medipac for coverage during our winter sta....   Read more...

Losing Doctors!
Posted date : May 17, 2007.
Losing Doctors! - Dear Mr. Don Slinger, You sound like a man of action, so this letter is coming to you. If that's not your department, I'm sure you will send it to ....   Read more...

Health Care Premium
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Health Care Premium - Dear Bird Talk, I have written to my MPP and voiced my objection to the health care premium recently announced in Ontario and I wanted to pass this....   Read more...

Medicare and Mobility Rights
Posted date : May 15, 2007.
Medicare and Mobility Rights - Dear Bird Talk, Now that the "new" government is in place, I trust that the CSA will lobby strongly to have the provisions requiring a Canadian to ....   Read more...

Political Advertisements
Posted date : May 02, 2007.
Political Advertisements - Dear Bird Talk, I was very surprised to see an ad for the Ontario PC Party on the back page of the Fall issue of CSANews. I don't believe it is in....   Read more...

PSA Test Should be FREE
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
PSA Test Should be FREE - Dear Bird Talk, A number of years ago I had an ileostomy, which has rendered it impossible for me to have a rectal digital prostate exam and my onl....   Read more...

Government Can Break the Law with Impunity?
Posted date : Apr 12, 2007.
Government Can Break the Law with Impunity? - Dear Sir, My wife and I winter in Arizona for health reasons, and this past winter I had bronchitis and was treated by a doctor, at a clinic, at a ....   Read more...

Standard General Election Date
Posted date : Apr 03, 2007.
Standard General Election Date - Dear Bird Talk,Am I missing something here, or are you and some CSA members spending too much time in the United States and thus losing touch with our....   Read more...

Standard Election Dates
Posted date : Apr 01, 2007.
Standard Election Dates - Dear Bird Talk,Your Spring Issue 38 makes reference to voting problems experienced by our CSA members in November 2000.I have a degree of understandin....   Read more...

Telephone Bills
Posted date : Mar 09, 2007.
Telephone Bills - Dear Bird Talk:I owe you a big thank you. Two years ago, AT&T was my long-distance server in Florida. They advertised 7cents a minute, and I was c....   Read more...

Elections Canada
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Elections Canada - Dear Bird Talk,As a snowbird going to Florida for five months each year we felt discriminated against in the federal election.We were in Florida when ....   Read more...

Elections Canada
Posted date : Mar 08, 2007.
Elections Canada - Dear Bird Talk:Thank you for the wonderful show and meeting in Yuma, AZ. We get great joy in being updated on home after being away from our homeland ....   Read more...

Government Insurance Benefits
Posted date : Mar 02, 2007.
Government Insurance Benefits - Dear Bird Talk, Every time we receive CSA News, we make it a point to read all the interesting articles from cover to cover and we wish to thank yo....   Read more...