The Canadian Press

2016-10-10 | Lost Canadians

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Canadians who had their citizenship stripped in the mid-2000s due to an arcane law say one of the most frustrating parts of their ordeal is how confused government officials were by their situation. Stefan Janzen of Surrey, B-C lost his citizenship when he turned 28 because he was born abroad to foreign-born Canadian parents and he failed to apply to the government to keep his nationality. The 37-year-old man is once again a Canadian, but he says regaining his citizenship took four years after officials mistakenly advised him to fill out the wrong paperwork. (Janzen recalls raising eyebrows at his citizenship ceremony when, instead of using a landed immigrant card, he signed in to the event using his Canadian passport. He moved from Mexico when he was 10 years old and describes Canada as the only place he's ever called home.)

Date: 2016-10-10
Placeline: SURREY, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the biggest thing on noid me is on my actual citizenship card which official card there's no expiry date is no paper that says renew by time you're 28 there's no anything on there where every other thing you got an expiry date so why would I ever think of looking into that >>