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Election 2012: Canadians in America

Interactive: Meet your Canadian guides to the U.S. election Add to ...

In a year when Americans must choose between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, The Globe and Mail reached out to Canadians living across the U.S. to offer a unique perspective on a pivotal election. Our expat group of 50 Canadians – chosen from hundreds of submissions to offer a wide range of perspectives – answered your questions, offered up their insights through blog posts and joined in online discussions during the presidential debates. Their personal stories and perspectives may well challenge your assumptions about American society and politics. Below is a flavour of just some of people involved in the Election 2012: Canadians in America series.


Sherry Halfyard

Business consultant – Democrat

From Vancouver, B.C.

Living in Arizona

Jonathan Havercroft

Political science professor – Democrat

From Montreal, Que.

Living in Oklahoma

Chloe Wolman

Lawyer – Democrat

From Toronto, Ont.

Living in California

Jenny Zhang

Advertising professional – Democrat

From Ottawa & Toronto

Living in N. Carolina


Meredith Miller

Public relations professional – Republican

From Toronto, Ont.

Living in Pennsylvania

Dennis Sifton

Physician – Republican

From St. Thomas, Ont.

Living in Virginia

Keith Vincent

Student – Republican

From Newfoundland.

Living in Florida

Carla Swanson

Mother – Republican

From Saskatoon, Sask.

Living in Minnesota


Stefan Neata

Wall Street investment banker – Independent

From Toronto, Ont.

Living in New York

Colleen Pendergast

Self-employed and former teacher – Independent

From Edmonton, Alta.

Living in Massachusetts

Jason Sidhu

Tech sector manager – Independent

From Vancouver, B.C.

Living in California

Penny Stamp

Graphic artist – Independent

From Toronto, Ont.

Living in Florida

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