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Arcade Fire's Win Butler Officially Becomes Canadian Citizen


Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler, whose real name is Edwin Farnham Butler III, has officially become a Canadian citizen.

Butler said in an Instagram post that he feels "honored" to receive dual citizenship.

"Very Honored to finally be a Canadian Citizen," Butler wrote. "I've lived in Montreal for half my life, so it feels very natural to have both passports now! Had to wear the Canadian Tuxedo, and yes Mounties are real."

The Californian native was raised in Texas before he moved to Montreal to study at McGill University. He met his wife and co-founder of Arcade Fire, Régine Chassagne, in Montreal.

In a video posted by Butler, Citizenship Minister Ahmed Hussen says he believes Montrealers have "very much" adopted Butler and he has adopted Montreal.

Hussen also notes the "extraordinary contributions" made by members of Arcade Fire to a number of humanitarian causes over the years, including supporting health care improvements in Haiti.

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