Canada needs a better playbook to help residents and citizens in trouble abroad.
Clockwise from top: Canadian permanent resident Khaled Al-Qazzaz is living in Egypt with his wife and family because he has been barred from flying to Canada. Iranian-Canadian Saren Azer is wanted by Interpol for abducting his four Canadian-born children. Canadian academic Homa Hoodfar is detained in Iran under unknown charges. Photos courtesy of freekhaledalqazzaz.com, Interpol, and Amanda Ghahremani
OTTAWA—When Khaled Al-Qazzaz decided in 2005 to go back to Egypt with his wife, Sarah Attia, little did he anticipate the dire circumstances he would encounter.
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'What better time to innovate your election system than during a pandemic? Because you're going to have to start thinking outside of the regular way,' says Stéphanie Plante, who has worked with Elections Canada.
Conservative Party members will be able to vote on the phone, online, mail-in ballots, or by drive-through, in ridings where in-person voting is not possible because of the pandemic, say Conservative sources.