Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets supporters during an election campaign stop in Markham, Ontario, on September 18. The electorate of Markham-Unionville has the highest proportion of Hong Kong-born people in Canada. Photo: Reuters
Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets supporters during an election campaign stop in Markham, Ontario, on September 18. The electorate of Markham-Unionville has the highest proportion of Hong Kong-born people in Canada. Photo: Reuters
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Fewer than 2,000 of the 300,000 Canadians in Hong Kong voted in last week’s election

  • Only 0.6 per cent of Canadians in Hong Kong requested mail-in ballots, a fraction of the rate among expatriates in places such as Britain and the US
  • The actual voting rate is likely far lower, and lack of awareness about the election and rule changes allowing long-term non-residents to vote may be to blame

Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets supporters during an election campaign stop in Markham, Ontario, on September 18. The electorate of Markham-Unionville has the highest proportion of Hong Kong-born people in Canada. Photo: Reuters
Canada’s Liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greets supporters during an election campaign stop in Markham, Ontario, on September 18. The electorate of Markham-Unionville has the highest proportion of Hong Kong-born people in Canada. Photo: Reuters
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