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    Mortifyd

    I am not an immigration lawyer or any lawyer for that matter, but someone who is a)a Canuck and b) has researched the laws for various reasons.

    Canada, like most countries in the world grants citizenship to babies born on Canadian soil, Canadian ships and Canadian registered planes etc.

    There are a few countries like Germany and Japan, which don't grant automatically grant citizenship to babies born in those countries.

    In Ted's case, he is an American because he met the statutory requirements of receiving citizenship automatically(i.e. not naturalized).

    He probably received Canadian citizenship at birth, he may never have obtained a Canadian passport, but that would be immaterial as a passport doesn't grant citizenship it merely proves it.

    Renouncing Canadian citizenship is a positive act meaning, only after you go a Canadian consular official and submitting the paperwork/fees can you renounce citizenship.

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