Bill C-37

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.

Kafkaesque bureaucracy denies citizenship to legitimate Canadians

Canadians who spent decades in the country remain without citizenship.

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...

Discriminatory laws against unwed mothers leave Lost Canadian Ken Smith out in the cold

As the world celebrates progress on International Women's Day, Lost Canadians born out of wedlock face gender discrimination due to outdated citizenship laws.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses Lost Canadians

Stephen Harper responds to questions about the group of Canadians taking their citizenship woes to court.

LOST CANADIANS: The political timeline

1867: Canada is born, a child of the British North America Act. 1868: Canadians gain their first identity as British subjects but Canadian "nationals” under the Canadian Nationals Act. In language...

Kafkaesque citizenship laws bestow rights, and take them away

Navigating the extensive family of Canadian citizenship laws leaves a paper cut that could shred a moose. There is the son, Bill C–37, (male personal pro-noun intentional); the father, 1977...

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...

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...

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...