Canadian official’s “wrong” nationality caused her dismissal and stripping her of her professorial title

A Canadian official has lost her job and the title of professor due to her “wrong” nationality

Canadian official's "wrong" nationality caused her dismissal and stripping her of her professorial title

Canadian civil servant Carrie Bourassa has been fired from her government job after it was discovered she was not a Native American. The incident was reported by the New York Post.

Carrie Burassou was working as the director of the Institute of Indigenous Health. The official claimed to be of Canadian Métis descent, but it turned out her ancestors were from Russia, Poland and Czechoslovakia.

After coworkers learned the truth, Bourassa was fired from her position as a medical expert and stripped of her professorial rank.