January 25, 2007

You've Been Un-Canada-ized, Eh?

“I’ve been living in Alaska, eh,

and I never signed the form.”

(photo by vigour)

Tens of thousands of people who thought they were Canadians could find out that they were Canadians, but now they aren’t.

If they lived outside of Canada on their 24th birthday and didn’t sign an obscure form, their citizenship ended. Even if they returned and lived the rest of their lives in Canada.

Hundreds of people are discovering this now, as they apply for newly-required passports. But there may be many thousands out there in a similar predicament.

The first clues came to the people who realized, on the day after their 24th birthday, that they no longer liked hockey.


Posted by James at January 25, 2007 8:16 AM
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I have sometimes been told "not all Canadians like hockey -- that's a stereotype."

It turns out that the ones who didn't like hockey had silently lost their citizenship, which explains why some Canadians insist it's only a stereotype.

(Canadians: I kid, but deep down you know I love y'all)

Posted by: James at January 25, 2007 8:58 AM

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