Donald Sutherland, one of Canada’s most famous expats, is railing against the Harper government over a federal law that takes the right to vote away from citizens living abroad for more than 5 years.
The actor attacks the policy in an opinion piece published Tuesday in the Globe and Mail titled, “I’m a Canadian – and I have a right to vote”.
The piece follows an Ontario Court of Appeal decision earlier this month that upheld federal voting restrictions.
The veteran actor says he’s refused U.S. citizenship even though he spends much of his time living and working south of the border.
Is Sutherland right? Should he and other expats have the right to vote?