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Will Canada’s Hard Line on Eritrea’s ‘Diaspora’ Tax Apply to the U.S.?

If Eritrea’s 2 % diaspora tax is such an egregious example of extra-territorial tax oppression, how does the U.S. escape the same treatment?

"For legal reasons, I would not comment on the reasons for the expulsion but the Ambassador's actions were “inconsistent” with his diplomatic duties." - Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird
“For legal reasons, I would not comment on the reasons for the expulsion but the Ambassador’s actions were “inconsistent” with his diplomatic duties.” – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird

By The Globe and Mail,

How nice to see Canada taking a very hard line with the government or Eritrea and its attempts to impose a diaspora tax on Eritrean citizens now living in Canada. This country really does have a backbone when it comes to standing up to oppression and injustice.

How to explain, then, that while we send the Eritrean consul packing and threaten to shut down the consulate, we let U.S. Ambassador David Jacobsen stay put in Ottawa with nary a word of protest over America’s “diaspora” tax?

There are only two countries in the world that levy income tax based on citizenship rather than residence; one is Eritrea and the other is the United States. But while Canada fulminates and threatens mayhem against Eritrea, it says nothing about the U.S. Continue reading Will Canada’s Hard Line on Eritrea’s ‘Diaspora’ Tax Apply to the U.S.?

Canada’s Proxy War and Hostility Against Eritrea

“I was there for the battle of Afabet — walking among dead bodies, witnessing the pillaged Ethiopian army headquarters …” Peter Worthington, May 17, 2013

Canada’s inexcusable insult and hostility towards Eritrea should stop!

By Dawit Solomon,

I do not live in Canada, and have very little knowledge of the country but I have travelled throughout Canada like to Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Québec City to Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Niagara Falls. As a tourist I found the country very peaceful, beautiful and the people very friendly.

However in recent years, I started reading some hostile media reports aimed at Eritrea(ns) and I was wondering, Why?

Last week, through various Eritrean online news sources, I was introduced to a Canadian Continue reading Canada’s Proxy War and Hostility Against Eritrea

Canada Must Protect Eritrean-Canadians

We call upon the Canadian government to ensure that our community is not a target of hate crimes or other forms of discrimination by individuals, the media or public institutions.

By CECCO,

PRESS RELEASE

The Eritrean-Canadian community is deeply saddened by a consistent pattern of media attacks in clear disregard of the proud history of a vibrant African community in Canada. As several media outlets continue to report about Eritrean-Canadians without consulting the communities that represent them, it has resulted in a growing discontent among Eritrean-Canadians.

The media outlets also appear to be disinterested in hearing the views of the majority of Eritrean-Canadians who are law abiding and hard-working people that have contributed in making Canada the mosaic of cultures that it is.  Continue reading Canada Must Protect Eritrean-Canadians