The Supreme Court of Canada will hear an appeal over the voting rights of Canadians who live outside the country for more than five years.
The case involves Canadian citizens who were denied ballots in the 2011 federal election on the grounds of their foreign residence.
The suit was filed by Gillian Frank of Toronto who has lived in the United States since 2001 and teaches at Princeton and Jamie Duong, who left Montreal for high school in Vermont and now works at Cornell University.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice sided with the applicants, calling the relevant parts of the Canada Elections Act unconstitutional.
The Ontario Court of Appeal, however, overturned that in a split decision.
The Supreme Court, as usual, gave no reasons for deciding to hear the case.
Courtesy: The Globe And Mail