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SNOWBIRDS LAUNCH LEGAL CHALLENGE AGAINST OHIP CUTS

Posted date : Jan 3, 2020

The Canadian Snowbird Association (CSA) on behalf of its members, and all Ontario travellers has filed a legal challenge against the Ontario Government’s cuts to out-of-country emergency insurance coverage.

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Article Error

Posted date : Dec 13, 2019

In an article written by J. Ross Quigley, a comment was made, “One clinical test showed that lungs were 95% normal in two years.”

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Issue 112

Posted date : Sep 26, 2019

CSANews Issue 112 – Fall 2019 Edition – The official Magazine of Canadian Snowbirds Association.

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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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Canadian Snowbirds and Hurricane Irma

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Toronto – Hurricane Irma, a dangerous Category 5 storm containing the most powerful winds ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, has already hit the Caribbean and may well be headed for Florida. Florida Gov. Rick Scott has declared a statewide state of emergency to ensure local officials have enough time, resources and flexibility to get […]

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Preparation is Key for a Rewarding Snowbird Travel Season

Posted date : Aug 19, 2019

Spending the winter in the sunny south sure beats contending with the ice and snow of our Canadian winters. If you are truly going to enjoy the fruits of the snowbird lifestyle experience, preparation is key.

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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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Spring Bird Talk Issues

Posted date : Aug 9, 2019

There are two issues raised in the Bird Talk of the spring issue on page 8, where I am questioning your response: (1) There is no withholding tax on a U.S. sale of less than $250,000. (2) In Canada, we are required to report any real estate transaction of more than $100,000 at purchase.

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Exchange rates

Posted date : May 14, 2019

With our dollar being where it is, is travelling into the U.S. going to be fairly costly, or will it be fairly reasonable with the cost of goods being cheaper there? David Heintzman Alberta Response : Ed.: We have always found it to be cheaper living in the U.S., even at a lower dollar-exchange rate […]

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Form 8840

Posted date : May 14, 2019

You obviously receive a lot of inquiries regarding the maximum time Canadians can stay in the U.S. I’ve read many of them, but I am still unclear on a couple of points: If you file Form 8840 but the IRS is unresponsive, do you just have to hope that they’ve accepted your claim to a […]

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