Special Report: Lost Canadians

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Canadian children of World War II veterans, war brides, even those once labeled by the law "bastards", and "lunatics".  Many  lived in Canada their whole lives, paid taxes, and carried Canadian passports only to learn that they aren't in fact citizens according to an archaic twist in an old law.  After  four years of reporting on the issue and awards from the Canadian Online Publishing Association and The Canadian Journalism Foundation, the laws are being changed.  But will some be left stateless?

Fifty-nine years does not make you Canadian. Papers do.

Today we call it identification, but back then it was simply called ‘papers.’ “When I went to draw out my application for my old age pension and they asked me for my papers, I said what papers?”...

Canadian Sandy Burke's fight for Canadian citizenship, health care and Old Age Security

“The problem is that they have sewn the laws so tight that people like Sandy can’t get through,” Pam Murray said of her mother-in-law who waited her turn to speak on the phone. “Sandy does not have a...

Jason Kenney, Canada citizenship minister, refuses to answer questions about continued flaws in laws

 Everyone in the RV Park seems to know about Jackie Scott’s case.  “Isn’t it something?” Vickie the receptionist says as she tallies the day’s arrivals. One look at our camera equipment...
Left: war veteran daughter Jackie Scott. Right: Donovan McGlaughlin

Critic slams Canada's "shameful" citizenship policy

Citizenship advocate Don Chapman criticized Canada's Citizenship and Immigration as "shameful" yesterday for its rejections of citizenship applications from legitimate Canadians despite repeatedly...
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