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2011 July 28 – McKenna

 
Barrie McKenna
Truth, justice and becoming un-American
Globe and Mail (28 July 2011)


http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/sorry-superman-ditching-us-citizenship-laden-with-steep-costs-and-pitfalls/article2112388/singlepage/

“A series of tough new U.S. tax laws [has] put many of the roughly one million Americans living in Canada in a strange limbo — afraid of breaking the law, but even more fearful of the potentially enormous cost of coming out of the shadows.” Dave in mid-50s came to Canada in the 1970s and became a Canadian citizen in the 1990s. Dennis moved to Canada in 1995. Both have been told at the border that they need to travel on a US passport. Janet Selby 47 “spent the first four days of her life in the United States.” The story concludes with the difficulties that the United States puts in the way of giving up citizenship.
 

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Written by usxcanada

28 July 2011 at 6:00 am

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