What's your citizenship?


Hamlet
#1
Hi all,

With the recent comments about regarding Stephane Dion's dual citizenship, and the Governor General's multiple citizenships, I was wondering how many people here have dual citizenships. After all, in a nation of immigrants, I expect there to be more than a few.

As for me: Born in Canada, naturalized U.S. citizen, and hold U.K. Right of Abode. Hmmm...does that make me some kind of Canyankbrit?
 
#juan
#2
I was born here. My parents were American. I could have dual citizenship if I wanted it. Surely, if I could find enough people to vote for me, I could be PM. Ain't gonna happen.
 
CDNBear
#3
I'm a citizen of North America. Now that will be a cold day in hell, when we see that piece of paper leading a party on Parliament hill.
 
thecdn
#4
Canadians living in the US with green cards. We've got about 3 years till we can apply for US citizenship. Not sure if we will do so or not.
 
tracy
#5
I'm just Canadian. Live in the US on a work permit, don't even have a greencard.
 
kjhuggard
#6
Born in Ontario but have lived in the US since 1992.
Went back home last winter and remembered why I left...Brrrr!
Just kidding, my wife had to take me back so that I could get my yearly cold fix, loved every minute of it and actually felt a little homesick.
 
sanctus
#7
Quote: Originally Posted by HamletView Post

Hi all,

With the recent comments about regarding Stephane Dion's dual citizenship, and the Governor General's multiple citizenships, I was wondering how many people here have dual citizenships. After all, in a nation of immigrants, I expect there to be more than a few.

As for me: Born in Canada, naturalized U.S. citizen, and hold U.K. Right of Abode. Hmmm...does that make me some kind of Canyankbrit?


100% Canadian, and proud of it.
 
Curiosity
#8
Took me over 16 years to make up my mind because I believe you can only hold one true allegience to any nation.

Regardless of your birthplace, if you are going to live, contribute and take from a nation - you better be prepared to commit.

I could never hold duality to any two nations - which does not make me love my birthplace any less - only that I will be fully committed to any nation which will have me - and as the U.S. has given me so much - I am short months away from swearing my oath to sign on the line.

No one nation is "better" than other - it is simply what gives us the most benefit during our relatively short time of life here on earth. For me that means to be 100% devoted as well.

My opinion only - some people are very happy with duality or more. I see very little difference between my life here and my life in Canada anyway which probably irritates some who would cut their heads off if we get any more "similar".
 
Riyko
#9
I only hold US Citizenship at the moment, depending on where I decide to live i'll get citizenship there unless it's Japan then you're not allowed to have duel citizenship XD
 
the caracal kid
#10
I am a citizen of Gaia.
 
Dexter Sinister
#11
Canadian. I'm pleased to be so, but not proud of it, it really has nothing much to do with me. I was born here, that's all, so pride doesn't really enter into it. I can be proud of my accomplishments and whatever good things I've done, but my citizenship is just an accident of birth, not anything I did. There was a time when I could have chosen to take employment in another country, and presumably become a citizen there if things worked out, but that particular country at the time was engaged in certain activities I strongly disapproved of and I didn't want to be part of them, not even by proxy, so I stayed in Canada. And I probably ended up less wealthy than I could have been because of that decision, but there are other values than money. Like sanity and civilization, for instance, and not trying to run the world.


Not that Canada's hands are uniquely clean. They're not. But they're cleaner than many.
 
Orpheus76
#12
Canadian.
Born & raised.
 
RomSpaceKnight
#13
Proud to be born an Englishman and just as proud to be a Canadian!
 
selfactivated
#14
Quote: Originally Posted by the caracal kidView Post

I am a citizen of Gaia.

I have to agree with you here.
 
Toro
#15
Citizenship is passe.
 
unclepercy
#16
Quote: Originally Posted by ToroView Post

Citizenship is passe.

Oh, Toro, it is so NOT passe. The Swift Meat Packing Company found out just how critical
citizenship is. I'm a Texan by birth, and a Texan until the day I die, as white as you can get,
naturally light blonde hair, bright blue eyes, freckles, and a moderate beauty in my day.
I am not apologizing for what I am, and please don't take it as bragging. You know how
Texans are cursed with that reputation of being obnoxious, loud, and full of bullshi*. Most of
are certainly not that way.

In case ya'll didn't know - Texas is a whole 'nother country. We do have some large suburbs - I'll admit that.

Uncle
 
gopher
#17
Citizen of both the USA + Minnesota!
 
Dalreg
#18
Canadian eh! Can't you tell by my accent?
 
McDonald
#19
I'm Canadian and American by birth. Dad Canadian, mom American. I was born in Germany but I'm not a German citizen. I feel proud of or otherwise connected to both of my countries in different ways, but I prefer Canada. I feel like I actually make a difference in Canada, where in the US I'm quite insignificant and expendable in they eyes of the powers that be. Canada is a hands-on society that we can all be proud of because we all contribute to its success directly. And what a success she is!
 
Curiosity
#20
Hi McDonald

Scuse my being nosy.... are you a Ramstein baby?
 
McDonald
#21
Quote: Originally Posted by CuriosityView Post

Hi McDonald

Scuse my being nosy.... are you a Ramstein baby?

No, but close enough. I was born in Landstuhl in an American military hospital.
 
L Gilbert
#22
Citizenship? First born Canadian in my family. Celtic ancestry.

Generally I'm just Animalia, Eumetozoa, Bilateria, Deuterostomia, Chordata, Craniata, Vertebrata, Gnathostomata, Euteliostomi, Sarcopterygii, Tetrapoda, Amniota, Synapsida, Mammalia, Theria, Eutheria, Primata, Hominidae, Homo, Sapiens from Earth, the 3rd orb from Sol.
 
Curiosity
#23
Quote: Originally Posted by McDonaldView Post

No, but close enough. I was born in Landstuhl in an American military hospital.

OK - Landstuhl - Thanks McDonald

When I see combinations like this - I think US Military Hospital....sorry again for being so nosy....
 
ottawabill
#24
I hold Canadian citizenship... but by default of being born and raised here... I should likely have St. Lawrence seaway valley papers since I am more in tune to this area U.S. and Canadian side then to most other areas of either country.. Funny but I find less difference from watertown N.Y. to Kemptville On. then from here and Toronto...
 

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