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    Keepin' it real gsk8's Avatar
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    News Piper Gilles eyes Canadian citizenship

    Gilles and ice dance partner Paul Poirier hope to crack Canada’s team for Sochi Olympics.

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    She should not do this. A skating career lasts a hot minute. Citizenship is a lifetime commitment. (Not that she asked me. )

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    But can't she hold dual citizenship with Canada and the U.S.? I don't think she has to give up her U.S. citizenship to achieve Canadian citizenship.

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    Canada definitely allows dual citizenship. We are not Japan.

    I'm not familiar with American rules but I know people that hold both American and Canadian citizenship so it's really not a big deal. She should go for it.

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    The USA also allows dual citizenship. Piper can keep her US citizenship and take Canadian citizenship as well, if she wants.

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    One of my neighbors has dual USA / Canada citizenship.

    Skating's hard on the body; so many wind up with a prior existing condition of one sort or another. Even if Piper doesn't skate for Canada, the possibility of obtaining Canadian health insurance is such a plus that she should go for it.

    But I do wonder in these cases how they keep people from voting in both countries.
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