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Special Action Fund

Posted date : Aug 1, 2017

The advocacy work of the association is funded entirely through member donations which are held in a separate account, independent of the daily operation budget of the association, known as the Special Action Fund (SAF). The SAF is utilized when the CSA does not have the time to seek donations, and must engage immediately in […]

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December 2013

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

The CSA works with the Alberta government to increase out-of-country health coverage from six to seven months.

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June 2013

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

The Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013 (S.744), which includes the JOLT Act, is passed in the U.S. Senate.

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April 2013

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

Manitoba formalizes the CSA’s request to extend the amount of time that residents of Manitoba can be absent from their home province and still retain health benefits from six to seven months.

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March 2013

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

CSA Executive Director Michael MacKenzie meets with Florida state lawmakers to resolve the International Driving Permit (IDP) requirement for out-of-country drivers. On March 27, 2013, this legislation was repealed retroactive to January 1, 2013.

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January 2013

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

British Columbia increases the amount of time that permanent residents can spend outside of the province and still maintain their health coverage from six to seven months.

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January 2008

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

The creation of a new 10-year Canadian passport is announced in the federal budget. Currently scheduled for 2013, the new Canadian passport will not only have a doubled lifespan, it will also include enhanced security features to better protect travelling Canadians.

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June 2004

Posted date : Jul 27, 2017

A policy is agreed upon between Manitoba Health and the CSA whereby residents who spend 183 days outside of Canada, and after they return to Manitoba, may be absent for up to an additional 30 days in order for them to enjoy more travel to visit family, attend weddings and funerals, etc.  

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March 2003

Posted date : Jul 27, 2017

A proposed rule which would reduce the amount of time that Canadian tourists are allowed to spend in the U.S. from 182 days to 30 days is rescinded by the INS after the CSA appears before the U.S. House Small Business Committee on Capitol Hill. Florida Governor Jeb Bush mentions the CSA in his press release, recognizing the efforts of the association in the successful withdrawal of the planned legislative changes.

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January 1999

Posted date : Jul 21, 2017

Ontario’s premier Mike Harris attends the Florida extravaganza to announce three major reforms in Ontario regulations: Ontario residents are now required to be in the province for 153 days in a 12-month period to maintain health care (rather than previous 183 days). Travellers, when leaving the country, may now access a second 100-day supply of prescription drugs for a total of 200 days’ prescription medication. Ontario residents while abroad may vote provincially, via proxy.

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