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 / Toronto Chapter Member-at-Large / DPCA Voting Rep
Marnelle Dragila
| Canada Vice Chair / DPCA Voting Rep
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  • News

    Dems Abroad outreach about US Govt Coronavirus Aid for Americans Abroad

    Many members have reached out asking about the CARES Act impact for Americans living abroad. Fortunately the Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force has prepared a report to share.

    Congress has passed the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act and the president has signed it into law. Americans abroad will be interested in understanding the law's aid provisions and how they can access them. This is a summary of key aid provisions that are or may be relevant to Americans abroad –

    • Americans abroad who meet the income eligibility criteria (adjusted gross income under $99,000) are entitled to the Recovery Rebate (up to $1,200 payment plus $500 per child)
    • Taxpayers who have provided bank account details with their tax filing will likely be receiving payments by direct deposit in the next 2-3 weeks, with others likely receiving checks or debit cards through the post
    • Treasury has been provided with flexibility in the language of the bill for providing the cash aid to citizens who have not filed tax returns in 2018 or 2019. We will follow this closely.
    • Individuals with federal student loans automatically have their interest rate set to 0% for 60 days and can request forbearance (a suspension of payments) for 60 days.
    • Small businesses have been provided with range of supports to enable them to retain their employees and keep paying their salaries and benefits, via an existing SBA loan product whose eligibility criteria have been greatly relaxed. This MAY enable Americans abroad with small businesses to qualify for the support.

    A great many questions remain about how these and the myriad other relief mechanisms in the historic $2 trillion dollar package are to be implemented. Treasury and the IRS have a lot of work ahead of them.

    Click here to read the rest of the report from the Taxation Task Force.

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    Notice of Canada 2019 Annual General Meeting

    The Board of Democrats Abroad Canada invites you to attend your
    Annual General Meeting

    PURPOSE?

    To report to the membership the accomplishments and financial status of the Canada country committee during 2019.

    WHEN?

    Sunday, March 22, 2020
    2:00 pm – 4:00 pm EDT

    WHERE?

    Via WebEx and possibly in-person at some chapters. Watch for announcements from your chapter or contact your local chapter chair.

    WHO?

    All Members of Democrats Abroad Canada

    HOW?

    Via WebEx online or through the iOS or Android WebEx app. Access instructions will be emailed to registered attendees the week prior.

    Click here to RSVP and receive the AGM access instructions.

    Democratically yours,

    Steve Nardi
    Chair, Democrats Abroad Canada

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