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SNOWBIRD REPORT CARD REVEALS MOST PROVINCES BREACHING THE CANADA HEALTH ACT

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Toronto – Before embarking on their trips, Canadian travellers should be mindful that, in most cases, their health coverage does not follow them abroad. Only the Canadian territories and the province of Prince Edward Island are obeying the requirement of the Canada Health Act to provide portable universal health care for the more than 55 […]

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NWT Health Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

As most of you are aware, the Canadian Snowbird Association has successfully worked with a number of provinces in Canada on the issue of residency requirements and eligibility for continuous health coverage.

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Seven Months for Alberta Snowbirds

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

In late 2012, the Canadian Snowbird Association distributed a survey to our Alberta members asking whether they would like us to work with the Alberta Government to increase out-of-country health coverage from six to seven months.

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Alberta Coverage Extension

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Dear Alberta Snowbirds, As you may have heard, the CSA has been successful in our most recent campaign in British Columbia related to increasing out-of-country stays.

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Join CSA

Posted date : Dec 12, 2017

The Canadian Snowbird Association is a national not-for-profit advocacy organization dedicated to actively defending and improving the rights and privileges of travelling Canadians.   We need your help! The greater the membership, the more powerful and effective voice we cast against provincial, state and federal governments when lobbying for the rights of all travelling Canadians, […]

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Constitutional Challenge to Provincial Regulations?

Posted date : Nov 13, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Each of the provincial health plans, even the “generous ones,” threaten their citizens with cancellation of their provincial health-care plan should they dare absent themselves from the province for longer than some bureaucratically set period of time. I suggest that such a draconian punishment for temporarily abandoning one’s province of residence for […]

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Alberta Health & Snowbirds

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Prior to my move to Saskatchewan, I was a resident of Alberta. In September 2008, I called to let Alberta Health know that I was leaving the country for six months (182 days) as per my instruction. I didn’t leave the country until the 10th of October. There was no mention of […]

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Prostate Cancer Awareness

Posted date : Nov 6, 2017

Dear Bird Talk, Today I am writing as a self-appointed poster boy for prostate cancer awareness, to male snowbirds across Canada. Many of your readers are men, probably well over 55 who may have sons or male relatives in the 40 plus age group. My message is short. Men, start testing for prostate cancer early. […]

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