A reader submitted this letter to me (UPDATE: Late Loyalist has now renounced his United States citizenship):
Dear Mr. Flaherty
I’m one of those Canadians with dual US Citizenship. My family moved from Minnesota to Manitoba in 1975. I was 13 years old at that time. My Dad had been an unemployed teacher for the previous 4 years. As a last resort he decided to apply for a teaching job in Manitoba. After all Manitoba is lot like Minnesota right–well the snow and -40 maybe. Wouldn’t you know, he got the job right away. We drove to Winnipeg in a snowstorm and he had the job 20 minutes after we got there. He taught for another 15 years and retired in Dauphin. My parents left everything and the result was a better life. In 1980 all our family member became Canadians, no question.