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Canadian Press picks up saga of lost Canadians

The Canadian Press today reported on the saga of lost Canadians and focused on the plight of Jackie Scott, whose story was first told in the Vancouver Observer on Canada Day this year. 

CP reporter Diana Mehta immediately gets to the heart of the story: 

"Jackie Scott considers herself a true Canuck. The 65-year-old grew up in Ontario, paid taxes and even voted in federal elections. But in Ottawa's eyes, she isn't Canadian.

"The government's core argument? She was born out of wedlock before 1947."

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The Winnipeg Free Press also published the story here.

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