The Canadian government has launched an information campaign to let folks know that they may be ‘Waking Up Canadian.’
An amendment to Canada’s Citizenship Act restores nationality to people forced to renounce it when they became citizens of another country. The ruling means that many people who were born of Canadian parents are citizens even if the offspring has never lived in Canada.
The government doesn’t know how many people may be affected, but the numbers could range into the hundreds of thousands. Most are thought to be inhabitants of the United States. The ‘You May Be Canadian’ advertising campaign is designed to raise awareness.