Did you know that the Canadian government currently has no legislative responsibility to protect Canadians abroad? This is of course coming up as disasters are occurring in countries around the world such as Japan, Egypt, Libya...
Do expats deserve to be protected (mostly meaning extracted when there's a disaster) by their home countries even when they have willingly moved away and in many cases no longer pay taxes or fulfill civic/national duties such as voting, etc.
Is it fair to have it both ways?
Interesting article on the subject here.