Canada


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Welcome to the official page for Democrats living in Canada!

Volunteer: We need chapter leaders and local committees! Our chapters in Victoria, Vancouver, Calgary, Niagara Region, London, Hamilton, Toronto, National Capital Region (Ottawa/Gatineau), Montreal and Atlantic Region are waiting for YOU! Volunteers are planning fun and informative events where they live. They are helping voters to register, phoning voters, and helping bring together some of the one million Americans in Canada!
For more information, contact chair@democratsabroad.ca or call toll-free at 1-877-336-2008. In Toronto/GTA, call 416-916-2022

DA Canada Leadership:

Steve Nardi
| Canada Country Chair / DPCA Voting Rep / Canada LGBT Caucus Lead
Julia Buchanan
| Canada Executive Vice Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
Ed Ungar
| Canada Vice Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
Marnelle Dragila
| Canada Vice Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
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  • News

    Webinar: Operating a Canadian business as a US citizen Sunday April 28, 2019

    Democrats Abroad Canada is pleased to bring back our U.S. Tax Webinars for members. These webinars fill up quickly, so please register to attend today!

    Operating a Canadian business as a US citizen

    The Trump tax reforms made entirely changed the tax reforms around operating a business as a US taxpayer resident in Canada. This webinar will provide an overview of those changes and examine strategies for dealing with the complexity as a Canadian resident US citizen who wants to incorporate. Incorporation can still provide significant tax benefits — even for those with double tax exposure. Specifically, the webinar will cover at a high level:

    • Tax benefits of incorporation
    • The US repatriation tax and strategies for offsetting it;
    • The US GILTI rules and strategies to mitigate them;
    • Other tax planning ideas for incorporated business owners.

    Sunday, April 28, 2019
    3:00 P.M. Eastern / 12:00 P.M. Pacific
    Duration: 90 minutes

    This is an online webinar session and advance registration is required. Register by clicking here and we will follow up with WebEx installation/user/meeting information. Hope to "see" you there!

    About the presenter

    Max Reed is a cross-border tax lawyer at SKL tax in Vancouver where he focuses on tax strategies for those with tax issues that span the Canada-US border. Specifically, he has written a number of articles addressing the taxation of US citizen business owners who reside in Canada. SKL Tax has been helping people with double tax exposure for over 40 years.


    Watch for our email invitation to attend US Personal Tax Webinar on May 26th.

    Questions? email exec-vice-chair@democratsabroad.ca

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    DemsAbroad Canada 2019 Election Results

    The DA Canada Nominations and Elections Committee is pleased to provide the results of the 2019 Annual General Meeting & Election.

    Chair: Steve Nardi

    Executive Vice-Chair: Julie Buchanan

    Vice-Chairs (2): Marnelle Dragila & Ed Ungar

    Secretary: Sue Alksnis

    Treasurer: Lissette Wright

    Membership Secretary: Susan Brennan

    IT Manager: Tim Smith

    Counsel: Danielle Stampley

    Members-at-Large (3): Sofia Misenheimer, Darius Pruss, and Chris Shaw

    DPCA Voting Representatives DemsAbroad Canada is allocated and expected to elect 24 Voting Representatives. In accordance with Article 15 of DA Canada Bylaws we achieved sex parity by electing 12 female and 12 male Voting Representatives.

    Steve Nardi

    Julie Buchanan

    Ed Ungar

    Marnelle Dragila

    Tim Smith

    Sue Alksnis

    Darius Pruss

    Lissette Wright

    Chris Shaw

    Susan Brennan

    Louis DeLamarter

    Danielle Stampley

    David Hoyt

    Sofia Misenheimer

    J David Markham

    Gena Brumitt

    David Mivasair

    Heidi Burch

    Robert J Petrusa

    Rachel Eugster

    Engin Polar

    Tracy Hudson

    Kenneth Sherman

    Denise Roig

    In addition, the Proposed Bylaw Amendments were approved by the required two-thirds (2/3) majority.

    Here are the complete vote results:

    * = ACCLAIMED

    Office + DPCA Voting Representative

    Name

    Country Chair

    Steve Nardi*

    Executive Vice Chair

    Julie Buchanan*

    Vice Chair

    Marnelle Dragila*

    Vice Chair

    Ed Ungar*

    Secretary

    Sue Alksnis*

    Treasurer

    Lissette Wright*

    Membership Secretary

    Susan Brennan*

    Counsel

    Danielle Stampley*

    IT Manager

    Tim Smith*

    Member-at-Large

    # of votes

    DeLamarter, Louis [M]

    25

    Misenheimer, Sofia [F]

    101

    Mivasair, David [M]

    57

    Pruss, Darius [M]

    64

    Shaw, Chris [M]

    59

    DPCA Voting Reps [Female]

    # of votes

    Brumitt, Gena

    69

    Burch, Heidi

    72

    Busch, Earlene

    45

    Castillo, Ivelisse

    44

    Eugster, Rachel

    75

    Hudson, Tracy

    78

    Roig, Denise

    54

    Schneiderman, Heidi

    Withdrawn

    Scott, Brook

    53

    DPCA Voting Reps [Male]

    # of votes

    DeLamarter, Louis

    Acclaimed

    Markham, J David

    Acclaimed

    Mivasair, David

    Acclaimed

    Petrusa, Robert J

    Acclaimed

    Polar, Engin

    Acclaimed

    Sherman, Kenneth

    Acclaimed

    DPCA Voting Reps [Male]

    # of votes

    Hoyt, David

    13

    Schellenberg, David

    7

    Proposed Bylaw Amendments

    Yays

    Nays

    Should proposed amendment 4.1 be adopted?

    109

    7

    Should proposed amendment 6.2 be adopted?

    103

    13

    Should proposed amendment 6.4 be adopted?

    111

    8

    Should Article 12 be renamed Article 11

    118

    2

    Should Article 11 be renamed Article 12?

    117

    3

    Should proposed amendment 18.3 be adopted?

    111

    5

    Should proposed amendment 19.6 be adopted?

    114

    4

    Should proposed amendment 20.1 be adopted?

    117

    2

    A copy of the most recently approved DA Canada Bylaws can be downloaded by clicking here.

    The membership is informed that any member of DA Canada who wishes to challenge any election result may do so by submitting an email to Bodil Geyer, Chair of the NEC, at: bodil.geyer@swimrecruiting.com. All challenges must be submitted by April 30, 2019.

    The Teller of Elections tabulated the results of the 127 electronic valid ballots cast. (Out of the 134 ballots submitted, 7 were spoiled and not included in the results). 20 in-person valid ballots were cast for nominations from the floor where needed. Any questions about vote tallies may be directed to the Teller of Elections at: nominations@democratsabroad.ca

    With highest regards,

    DA Canada Nominations and Election Committee

    Bodil Geyer, NEC Chair [Vancouver, BC]
    Starla Goggins [Toronto, ON]
    Randi Weitzner, NEC Teller of Elections [Montreal, QC]

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    Upcoming Events

    Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 01:00 PM · $10.00 CAD
    International Folk Dancing with Riki in King City, ON, Canada

    A Celebration of Central and South American Folk Dance - York Region

    Let's celebrate the rich culture of Central and South America through folk dance!

    We Democrats Abroad know that immigration to the US now and gratitude for immigrants and the Indigenous people who came before us make the United States of America stronger, healthier and more vibrant. 

    Please join us at the International Folk Dancing studio of Riki Adivi for a relaxed and fun folk class.

    A few words from Riki:

     

    I have been practicing folk dance as a hobby for most of my life. In 2007 I have completed a Folk Dance Teacher Training course and I’ve been teaching folk dance in several places ever since. I feel committed to the task of making International Folk Dancing a more popular activity.
    I believe that every person, regardless of any limitation, should be able to experience this wonderful activity.
    In the courses/Classes/Workshop that I run are specifically built for people with no dancing experience.

     

    Light refreshments provided. Please wear comfortable shoes. Parking available.

     

    WHERE: 13620 Weston Road, King City ON  L7B 1K4

    WHEN: May 26 from 1 pm - 2 pm

    WHAT TO BRING: Comfortable shoes!

    TO PURCHASE TICKETS PLEASE CLICK HERE

     

    *A special note that all money raised above the fee of the class goes directly to Get Out the Vote activities. There will be an opportunity for US citizens to donate the day of the class and you can always donate through the donate button on the home page of this website. Democrats Abroad is an ALL volunteer organization.

     

    Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 06:00 PM
    TBD in Ottawa, ON, Canada

    National Capital Region Chapter - Annual General Meeting-In Person Event

    We are planning to celebrate our Chapter AGM at a venue TBD very soon!