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Megan Stewart is a Vancouver Observer contributing editor and a reporter for The Vancouver Courier.
Tug of war intensifies between Lost Canadian advocate and citizenship minister
Jason Kenney won't meet with Don Chapman, but the Minister challenges the activist in the pages of a student newspaper.
Dec 5th, 2010
Canadian Press picks up saga of lost Canadians
The Canadian Press today reported on the saga of lost Canadians and focused on the plight of Jackie Scott, whose story was first told in the Vancouver Observer on Canada Day this year. CP...
Nov 21st, 2010
Lost Canadian Evi Quaid is "one of us" but still wanted in California
When Evi Quaid pleaded for refugee status in Vancouver last month, she didn't carry a Canadian passport. Her detention surely would have gone differently if she had. Only when a lawyer began...
Nov 7th, 2010
Trudeau leads MPs calling for citizenship law reform
Ottawa is waking up to the reality that Canada's citizenship rights are discriminatory and sexist. A Liberal campaigner urges the creation of a citizenship ombudsman to "focus solely on the thorny iss
Oct 31st, 2010
Canadian citizenship drama broadcast on national U.S. radio
Since the Vancouver Observer first reported the story of Jackie Scott and others like her who are denied Canadian citizenship because of archaic and sexist laws, Don Chapman has not tired. This is a...
Oct 4th, 2010
Howard Kornblum's fight for Canadian citizenship
If Howard Kornblum was going to prove he is a Canadian citizen, he had to find out where his mother was on January 1, 1947. That was the day (nine years before his birth) that Canadian citizenship...
Jul 12th, 2010
Minors, lunatics, idiots...and women
The repercussions of gender based discrimination in Canada’s Citizenship Act was under the radar in most circles until the late 2000's, when the United States government declared that Canadians...
Jul 8th, 2010
Denying the deserving a right to call Canada home
Paul Martin Sr., the father of former Canadian Prime Minster of the same name, minus the suffix, didn’t know he was on a quest for a symbol to represent "the character of Canada", but he found one,...
Jul 7th, 2010
Canada's most irritating activist gets the job done
By his own description, Don Chapman is irritating. Politicians grow weary of hearing from him, he says. But he never gives up. His persistence has made him immensely effective in gaining the...
Linda Solomon Wood
Jul 6th, 2010
Daughter of Canadian father and war bride, resident in nation for 62-years, but still not "Canadian"
“Bastard,” she says. Denise Tessier, 64, a retired BC Rail administrator living in Quesnel, B.C., makes a sound that could be mistaken for a sob. It’s a laugh. “My sister and I were born out of...
Jul 5th, 2010