Patrick Chandler is a Canadian citizen, although he was born in Libya. His parents were teaching there at the time but were able to pass their citizenship onto him and the family moved back to Canada when he was two.
Just like Chandler himself, his kids were born abroad. But by the time he found out they couldn't have his Canadian citizenship passed down, it was too late.
Chandler's kids were both born in China, where he was working at the time. Being a Canadian citizen he assumed his children could automatically get citizenship. It wasn't until he was almost done registering his newborn daughter at the Canadian Embassy in China that he found out she wasn't eligible because he had been born in Libya.
According to Canada's laws, the first generation of children born abroad to Canadian citizens can have the citizenship passed down (in this case that is Chandler) but the second generation born abroad (Chandler's kids) cannot.
In a weird twist, Chandler's daughter couldn't be a Chinese citizen either, despite being born there. So Chandler's daughter is neither a Candian or Chinese citizen but instead a citizen of Ireland, thanks to his Irish heritage.
His son, who was also born in China, was also ineligible for his citizenship but he is registered as a citizen of China.
Chandler has been trying to sponsor his family to come to Canada for 7 months now. He moved back when he started a new job in BC.
The City of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan declared a state of emergency on the evening of Monday, May 17 due to a wildfire just outside of the area.
Evacuation orders were issued and 28 evacuees spent the night in hotels last night, according to a news release on Tuesday. "There are no reported homes lost as of this morning. City of Prince Albert Fire Fighters are focusing on protecting structures within the City limits," said the release.
It outlined the status of the fire as "not contained," noting that "It is approximately the size of 40 square kilometers."
As for the imacted areas, "A SaskAlert was issued for residents to evacuate within the areas north of Highway 55, east of Cloverdale Road and west of the Honeymoon Road. Highway 55 East has been closed at the Prince Albert off ramp and Pulp Haul Road from Whitestar Road to Hwy 55 junction. Residents are urged to avoid the area."