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Canada Should Respect Our Dual Citizenship Rights

Criminalizing our voluntarily payment of 2% tax means denying us from exercising our Eritrean citizenship rights
Criminalizing our voluntary payment of 2% tax means denying us from exercising our Eritrean citizenship rights

By CECCO,

CECCO is disappointed with the decision of the Department of Foreign Affairs to expel the Eritrean Consul to Canada, Mr. Semere Ghebremariam O’Micael. This unnecessary escalation in the relationship between Canada and Eritrea is unfortunate. If indeed such acts of extortion are alleged to have occurred we would expect the RCMP to investigate and release their findings to the public.

The 2% tax levied on Eritrean citizens living abroad emerged during the Eritrean Referendum process and was inspired by the Eritrean community in Diaspora. This was put into law in Eritrea under 2% Tax Form Proclamation No 17/1991 & 67/1995 . Continue reading Canada Should Respect Our Dual Citizenship Rights