campaign event: Like millions of Canadians, one of my parents was born in another country, he said, according to CTV. I met with representatives from the embassy in August and announced I was renouncing my citizenship and submitted the paperwork to start that process. Speaking at a campaign event in Halifax, Scheer told reporters that he received the citizenship from his father, who was born in the United States. The Globe and Mail first reported on Scheer's U.S. citizenship on Thursday. Scheer was also questioned about why he waited until the eve of the election to begin the process of renouncing his citizenship. When asked why he never told anyone about his dual citizenship, Scheer replied No one's ever asked me before. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.