Yukon man ponders declaring refugee status

Global News

VANCOUVER – Donovan McGlaughlin admits his story is hard to believe, but he wants Canadians to keep an open mind as he explains why he may have to apply as a political refugee in the country he’s called home for his 60 years.

His father was First Nation, his mother Caucasian, and both were anarchists who didn’t want to register his birth because they feared he’d be taken away from them and end up in a residential school, said McGlaughlin.

The ramifications of their decision have been far reaching for the Dawson City, Yukon, resident who said he’s been caught up in a life-long bureaucratic nightmare that has prevented him from obtaining any form of identification, including a health-care card.

He said his problem came to a head even before he was hit by a series of heart attacks that have resulted in up to $130,000 in medical and air-ambulance…

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