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    Thanks to a new law, Canada will bestow citizenship Friday on what its government believes could be hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting foreigners, most of them Americans.

    The April 17 amendment to Canada's Citizenship Act automatically restores Canadian nationality to many people forced to renounce it when they became citizens of another country. It also grants citizenship to their children.

    In the video 'Waking Up Canadian,' a man goes to sleep in a drab room and wakes up to find out that he's become a citizen of Canada. Surrounded by flags, maple-leaf-shaped cookies and a canister of maple syrup, he's welcomed by a hockey player, two plush moose and a uniformed Mountie.

    The Canadian government doesn't know the precise number or location of individuals affected by the legislation. But it believes most are U.S. citizens, a spokeswoman for Canada's immigration office said. U.S. Department of Homeland Security records show 240,000 Canadians were naturalized in the U.S. from 1948 to 1977; the new law fixes problems that occurred during those years.

    To reach that amorphous group of beneficiaries, the Canadian government has turned to YouTube. It's running an ad there titled "Waking up Canadian," in which a man awakens on April 17 to a room festooned with red-and-white Canadian flags. He's met by a welcoming committee consisting of two stuffed plush moose, a hockey player, and a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.

    Eligible individuals automatically become Canadian citizens. But they don't get proof of that citizenship unless they apply for it, meaning other countries -- including those that allow people to be citizens of only one nation -- won't be alerted, according to the immigration office spokeswoman. Those people also may renounce their citizenship rights, she said.

    Canada is using YouTube to tout a new law granting citizenship to unsuspecting foreigners, many of whom are Americans.

    The citizenship bonanza is the byproduct of a decadeslong struggle by a motley group of people who claim they were unfairly denied or lost their Canadian nationality. Canadian families who crossed the border in 1947 to 1977 to have their babies in a U.S. hospital found those children weren't recognized as Canadians unless the families registered them with the government. Some foreign brides of Canadian World War II servicemen lost their citizenship if they stayed out of the country for a decade or more.

    Then there are the Canadian Mennonites who moved to Mexico in the 1920s to the 1960s. When their children and grandchildren returned to Canada, many found their nationality unclear.

    Some such cases languished in litigation for years. Others surfaced in 2007, when new U.S. rules requiring passports for travel between Canada and the U.S. uncovered significant numbers of people who thought they were Canadian, but weren't. The old rules were "quite intricate," said Bill Janzen, an immigration lobbyist in Ottawa for the Mennonite Central Committee of Canada.

    The new law offers citizenship to many individuals now in limbo. It also stops the previous practice of granting citizenship in perpetuity to children of Canadians born abroad, limiting eligibility to children of parents born in Canada.

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    Take off, eh!!
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    Awesome! does this mean I am Canadian due to my crazy french Canadian fur trapping ancestors who crossed the lake and forgot to go home?

    Whoo Hoo! I'm Canadian!.....oh wait..... I'm french Canadian....maybe I should think this through

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daisy Hill View Post
    Awesome! does this mean I am Canadian due to my crazy french Canadian fur trapping ancestors who crossed the lake and forgot to go home?

    Whoo Hoo! I'm Canadian!.....oh wait..... I'm french Canadian....maybe I should think this through
    Definitely think that through. Are you a smoker cuz if you are not then you need to start before you become French Canadian.
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    Just these people alone make me wish I were Canadian.








    This one does not.

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    so now what? Say you're some guy in Jersey or North Dakota or whereever and now you're a canadian citizen. From reading the story it means they can make it official by registering/applying for it. Would that grant them all rights and such like access to healthcare and whatnot? How would that effect their US Citizenship?
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    Quote Originally Posted by broken9500 View Post
    so now what? Say you're some guy in Jersey or North Dakota or whereever and now you're a canadian citizen. From reading the story it means they can make it official by registering/applying for it. Would that grant them all rights and such like access to healthcare and whatnot? How would that effect their US Citizenship?


    "You can't be in two countries" - Edward Van Halen





    Teddy Roosevelt said an American that swears allegience to any other country as well, isn't an American at all. Paraphrasing.

    I'll pull up the entire quote........

    Theodore Roosevelt on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN

    "In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.

    But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lodewijk View Post

    "You can't be in two countries" - Edward Van Halen

    like cup jokes...the "can't be in two bands" jokes never get old!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lodewijk View Post


    Teddy Roosevelt said an American that swears allegience to any other country as well, isn't an American at all. Paraphrasing.

    I'll pull up the entire quote........

    Theodore Roosevelt on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN

    "In the first place we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin.

    But this is predicated upon the man's becoming in very fact an American, and nothing but an American...There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag, and this excludes the red flag, which symbolizes all wars against liberty and civilization, just as much as it excludes any foreign flag of a nation to which we are hostile...We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language...and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

    Theodore Roosevelt 1907
    very familiar with ol' Teddy's remarks. However, I'm more curious as to right now...can someone have dual-citizenship?

    Teddy was the man! Much respect for him.
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    So essentially, Ed ripped off Teddy Roosevelt with the "you can't be in two bands" deal....who knew?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanHalenRules View Post
    So essentially, Ed ripped off Teddy Roosevelt with the "you can't be in two bands" deal....who knew?
    shhhhh! "you can't be in two bands," much like tapping, began with EVH. To say otherwise is an afront to the man's legacy!
    Stay out of it, dude.


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