Don Chapman Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/5721 en Canada needs to recognize the citizenship of its fallen soldiers http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/canada-needs-recognize-citizenship-its-fallen-soldiers General Rick Hillier recently wrote an op-ed saying that Canadians shouldn't forget the veterans of today.&nbsp; He praised Canadians for "honouring our fallen soldiers with great respect and fervour...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/canada-needs-recognize-citizenship-its-fallen-soldiers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Canada D-Day Don Chapman military Veterans Tue, 07 Jun 2016 04:35:00 +0000 Don Chapman 22774 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com No more silence on Remembrance Day http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/no-more-silence-remembrance-day Not embracing our fallen heroes as being Canadian citizens does their memory an incredible dishonour. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/opinion/no-more-silence-remembrance-day" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion Canadian Citizenship Act Don Chapman Lost Canadians Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:17:00 +0000 Don Chapman 17008 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Women need to show solidarity against gender discrimination in citizenship http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/lost-canadians/women-need-show-solidarity-against-gender-discrimination-citizenship Today is International Women’s Rights Day, and sadly, often getting in the way of advancing women’s rights are women themselves.&nbsp; I have fought for decades to correct some historic wrongs...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/lost-canadians/women-need-show-solidarity-against-gender-discrimination-citizenship" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lost Canadians Sat, 09 Mar 2013 07:08:00 +0000 Don Chapman 14667 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Citizenship Week: Canadians need to stand up to government injustice http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/lost-canadians/citizenship-week-canadians-need-stand-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? <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/lost-canadians/citizenship-week-canadians-need-stand-government-injustice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lost Canadians Citizenship Minister Jason Kenney Harper government citizenship Jackie Scott Lost Canadians war veterans citizenship World War II veterans Sat, 20 Oct 2012 01:30:00 +0000 Don Chapman 13241 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com 30th anniversary of the Charter, but Lost Canadians can't celebrate http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/civicvoices/2012/04/17/30th-anniversary-charter-lost-canadians-cant-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.&nbsp; What is Bill C-37? It’s better...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/civicvoices/2012/04/17/30th-anniversary-charter-lost-canadians-cant-celebrate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civic Voices Lost Canadians Bill C-37 Harper Government Lost Canadian Bill Lost Canadians The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms vimy ridge Wed, 18 Apr 2012 03:22:00 +0000 Don Chapman 11443 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vimy Ridge Anniversary: soldiers who died for Canada were not Canadian, according to Harper government http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/lost-canadians/2012/04/09/vimy-ridge-anniversary-soldiers-who-died-canada-were-not-canadian 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? <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/lost-canadians/2012/04/09/vimy-ridge-anniversary-soldiers-who-died-canada-were-not-canadian" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Lost Canadians Charter of Rights and Freedoms Citizenship and Immigration Canada Harper Government Jackie Scott vimy ridge World War II Mon, 09 Apr 2012 21:52:00 +0000 Don Chapman 11355 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Canada's Citizenship Week marred by ignorance and injustice http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2011/10/13/canadas-citizenship-week-marred-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....<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/politics/2011/10/13/canadas-citizenship-week-marred-ignorance-and-injustice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary Politics citizenship law Conservative administration Harper Government Jackie Scott Jason Kenney war brides Thu, 13 Oct 2011 21:15:00 +0000 Don Chapman 9035 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com More equality needed for all in Canada http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/06/30/more-equality-needed-all-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,...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/world/canada/2011/06/30/more-equality-needed-all-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Canada News Lost Canadians Politics lost Canadian Fri, 01 Jul 2011 00:24:00 +0000 Don Chapman 7840 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Harper's government, citizenship, and aviation http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/civicvoices/2011/04/12/harpers-government-citizenship-and-aviation &nbsp;After months of discussion and speculation, the Federal election is here.&nbsp; The question is, of course, which candidates, if elected, will work for the betterment of Canadians.&nbsp; Too...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/civicvoices/2011/04/12/harpers-government-citizenship-and-aviation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civic Voices Commentary Politics citizenship act citizenship law Harper Government Harper's politics Lost Canadians Ottawa Tue, 12 Apr 2011 22:58:00 +0000 Don Chapman 6893 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Harper and Bush, sitting in a tree http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/civicvoices/2011/04/11/harper-and-bush-sitting-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...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/civicvoices/2011/04/11/harper-and-bush-sitting-tree" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Civic Voices Canada World United States George Bush Stephen Harper Tue, 12 Apr 2011 00:52:00 +0000 Don Chapman 6881 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com