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Landmark Lost Canadians citizenship case goes to court

Is a Canadian born to an unwed mother less significant than one born to married parents? An eight-year battle finally comes to a head.

Chinese seek stake in BC forestry company as FIPA decision looms

If FIPA is ratified by the federal government, forest activists say, the trade agreement will protect Chinese investors, not local communities.

CIC investigating thousands for fraud, says Kenney

Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) is investigating a record 11,000 people in Canada suspected of having acquired their Canadian citizenship and immigration status via fraud. Around 7,500 cases...

Lost Canadians sue government over discriminatory citizenship

The billion-dollar Lost Canadian court case is finally underway. Activist Don Chapman condemns the Conservative government for denying citizenship based on age and gender.

Liberals take strong stand on Lost Canadian rights

Liberal Citizenship critic Justin Trudeau announced today that a Liberal government would make Lost Canadian cases a priority of their administration. “It's not right that a country that is a leader...

Daughter of Canadian war veteran still denied Canadian citizenship

Scott lived half of her life in Canada as a Canadian citizen, until one day Canada took that citizenship away.

Not your standard new Canadian

Canadian Sandra Burke was denied her Ontario pension in 2009 on the grounds that she was not a Canadian. On Dec. 21, the Canadian became Canadian. Confused? Read on...

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...