Lost Canadians

Amid deportation fears, Indigenous Lost Canadian struggles to gain citizenship

No birth certificate, no identification papers, no citizenship. A father worries about the future of his life in Canada.

Lost Canadian injustices continue: they fought for Canada, but their children are not Canadians

Jackie Scott, 68,  feels the sting of being a non-citizen each time she crosses the border from the U.S. into Canada, where she spends as much time as she can every year. As the daughter of a...

Lost Canadians nervous and hopeful as feds finally promise to solve citizenship quagmire

After years of relentless reporting by the Vancouver Observer on injustices suffered by Lost Canadians, it looks like feds are poised to right the wrongs.

Greens express deep concern for elderly First Nations man threatened with deportation

The Green Party of Canada is calling on the Citizenship and Immigration department to exercise restraint and to ensure that due process is followed in the case Richard Germaine, an elderly First...
Justin Trudeau in Vancouver

Justin Trudeau addresses Lost Canadians' plight, says 'immigration system a total mess'

Trudeau acknowledges Lost Canadians' plight in Vancouver stopover.

Landmark Lost Canadian court case could redefine citizenship law

Jackie Scott's court case could become as definitive to Canadian citizenship as Roe v. Wade was to reproductive rights in the U.S., Lost Canadians advocate says.

Canadian military couple fights for adopted child's right to citizenship

Not Canadian enough? Sarah Currie and her husband Mike are an Ottawa-based couple looking forward to bringing a child in their lives: 23-month-old Smith, a boy currently living in a Haitian orphanage...

Tuskegee Airmen and Chinese Canadian war veterans share stories of overcoming racial prejudice

Colonel Charles McGee looks thoughtful as he reflects on his story en route to UBC for Red Tails, Dragon Tails, a summit of Chinese Canadian and African American soldiers who fought for their country...

Justin Trudeau criticizes Kenney's slowness in resolving Lost Canadians issue

Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau condemned Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney for being "slow" to grant citizenship to Canadian soldiers and their relatives who remain excluded due...

Born-abroad Canadians' citizenship threatened due to obscure rules

Canadians born to a Canadian parent abroad are realizing they no longer qualify as citizens.