Don Chapman

Don Chapman is a citizenship rights advocate.

No more silence on Remembrance Day

Not embracing our fallen heroes as being Canadian citizens does their memory an incredible dishonour.

Women need to show solidarity against gender discrimination in citizenship

Today is International Women’s Rights Day, and sadly, often getting in the way of advancing women’s rights are women themselves.  I have fought for decades to correct some historic wrongs...

Citizenship Week: Canadians need to stand up to government injustice

The feds say everyone who died in Canadian uniform during the world wars was a non-citizen. Why don't Canadians stand up to this?

30th anniversary of the Charter, but Lost Canadians can't celebrate

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Charter, the fourth anniversary of the unanimous passage of Bill C-37, and the third anniversary of C-37’s effective date.  What is Bill C-37? It’s better...

Vimy Ridge Anniversary: soldiers who died for Canada were not Canadian, according to Harper government

According to a Citizenship and Immigration letter, a Canadian soldier who was born prior to 1947 was a "British subject": what does that mean for all the Canadian soldiers who fought for the country?

Canada's Citizenship Week marred by ignorance and injustice

Canada’s Citizenship Week, October 17th through the 23rd, 2011, is intended to encourage all Canadians to reflect on the value of citizenship. –Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website....

More equality needed for all in Canada

Today is Canada Day, and on televised ceremonies across Canada our government will be rolling out the welcome mat to thousands of newcomers. Now consider what that feels like to a Canadian-born,...

Harper's government, citizenship, and aviation

 After months of discussion and speculation, the Federal election is here.  The question is, of course, which candidates, if elected, will work for the betterment of Canadians.  Too...

Harper and Bush, sitting in a tree

Looking back one shakes their head in wonder, how could 50-plus million people have voted for George Bush, Jr., not once, but twice by electing him with huge majorities in both the House and...

To Stand on Guard for Thee

 The Harper government announced on February 8th a brand new award, to honour individuals and groups in Canada and around the world who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in...