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May 2012

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

CSA President Bob Slack and CSA Executive Director Michael MacKenzie give testimony, related to the 10-year Canadian passport, to the Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

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March 2011

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

The CSA successfully lobbies the U.S. Congress to advance the Canadian Retired Persons’ Visa through legislation introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. If enacted as is, the VISIT-USA Act will increase the amount of time for which Canadian citizens over 50 years of age, who satisfy certain requirements, will be permitted to stay in the United States.

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May 2010

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

Legislation is passed in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario to allow absentee ballots in provincial elections. This success for the association serves to strengthen the democratic rights for all Ontario residents travelling abroad.

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April 2009

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

Thanks to legislative changes prompted by the persistence of the CSA, the government of PEI now reimburses out-of-country emergency in-patient services at up to $1,055 CAD per day, a rate nearly double that of 2002.

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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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September 2007

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

As a direct result of discussions with the CSA, federal Minister of Health Tony Clement communicates to every provincial and territorial minister of health, reminding them of their obligations under the portability criterion of the Canada Health Act.

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February 2006

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

The CSA appears before the Florida Property Tax Reform Committee to present the association’s position on proposed property tax reform.

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May 2005

Posted date : Jul 28, 2017

British Columbia becomes the first province to hold an election on a fixed date. This allows residents of British Columbia to better plan their winter trips without having to sacrifice their democratic right to vote.

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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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