Dawson Man Now Canadian

The battle to become a Canadian citizen is finally over for a 61-year-old resident of Dawson City, Yukon.

Donovan McGlaughlin's parents never registered his birth, and he says he doesn't know exactly where or when he was born, although it was likely between South Dakota and Ontario in January 1954.

Lawyer Michelle Quigg of BC's Access Pro Bono Society says she helped him apply for citizenship under Section 5.4 of the Citizenship Act and had to prove a special and unusual hardship.

McGlaughlin learned his application was successful earlier this month, affirmed his citizenship in Dawson City Thursday afternoon, and celebrated with friends and family at a barbecue. 

(The Canadian Press)

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