As in the U.S., Canadian politicians try to get the endorsement of Canadian celebrities even if they can’t vote in the election. If you’re a Canadian citizen, but have lived outside of Canada for more than five, years you cannot vote. This rule applies to yours truly.
Still, it didn’t prevent hockey legend Wayne Gretzky from endorsing Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party over the weekend. The Great One described Harper as “an unreal Prime Minister.”