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Old 07-31-2014, 10:37 PM
 
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Something that might affect some folks' decision to retire to Canada is their relatives might not be allowed to visit them. Canada can be super strict re whom they allow in even temporarily. For example, if you have a loved one with an alcohol or drug offense in the US, no matter how old, they might be turned back at the border. After he became president, GW Bush had to get a special waiver to enter due to a 25-year-old offense.

If the idea of dying in a Canadian hospital and your siblings/children might not be allowed in, you might want to reconsider.
My older brother has a late 70's marijuana possession conviction on his record and I'd be hard-pressed to live somewhere he couldn't visit because of it.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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I'm not planning on this but it did cross my mind. An area I (and others) was targeting for retirement because of its nature, beauty and peace is now getting a big race track - promoted by the CEO of Monster Drinks. If he wants to do something for his home area why doesn't he just give it an endowment as opposed to ruin it forever? Or - open a Monster Factory! Better than seasonal jobs selling hot dogs! So Stupid.
Maybe the people who live there want a race track.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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My older brother has a late 70's marijuana possession conviction on his record and I'd be hard-pressed to live somewhere he couldn't visit because of it.
Just wanted to say that this is reciprocal. I have a Canadian friend who couldn't attend his son's wedding in the States because of a 40-year-old pot charge.
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Old 08-01-2014, 01:39 PM
 
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Just wanted to say that this is reciprocal. I have a Canadian friend who couldn't attend his son's wedding in the States because of a 40-year-old pot charge.
One of the reasons for some of these regulations is a "tit for tat" policy. If the US places new restrictions on Canadians, Canada does the same on Americans. And visa versa.
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Old 08-01-2014, 02:13 PM
 
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I drove up to Nelson B.C. about 10 years ago and loved it there.....Now, they tell me I need a Passport to drive into Canada now....Is that true?
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Old 08-01-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Toronto, Ottawa Valley & Dunedin FL
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I drove up to Nelson B.C. about 10 years ago and loved it there.....Now, they tell me I need a Passport to drive into Canada now....Is that true?
Well, technically speaking, you don't need the passport to get into Canada. You need it to get back into the States.
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