TikTok videos claim Canada erased Palestine from passports — but Ottawa says rules unchanged

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An apparent clerical error by the federal government caused a Palestinian-Canadian woman to be told mistakenly she couldn’t list “Palestine” as her place of birth on her passport — and the error has been driving the spread of misleading online posts ever since.

CBC News is identifying the woman’s granddaughter only by her first name, Blair, because she said she fears for her family’s safety. Blair said that after applying to renew her passport earlier this year, her 90-year-old grandmother received a voicemail from a Service Canada representative on Feb. 21 telling her that her new passport would have no country of birth listed.

Blair took

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