Originally Posted by RaymondR
Very interesting point, even goes to whether you could be considered as still residing in Canada?
I would think so - flags
are important, and territorial.
for example aren't just a courtesy. They are an acknowledgement that as a visitor, you are subject to the jurisdiction of the host Country.
If I am flying the Red Ensign, then I am on British Territory under British jurisdiction.
That's why "Planting the Flag" on new lands, was so important. It extended jurisdiction.
This was how Obama managed to put a tax obligation on yachts in transit, flying the Stars and Stripes. Those on board, are 'in' America.
Of course if people are flying a 'courtesy flag' in addition to a Stars and Stripes, they may still be liable, but if they lower the Stars and Strips while being guests and flying the courtesy flag . . . . . . . maybe they won't be.
It's certainly something that has now been unnecessarily complicated, and needs proper clarification (which generally happens when some poor sucker is hauled in front of a jury of their peers - as it is a jury that determines if legislation is lawful, as if it is not lawful, it is illegal, and void).