Citizenship and Immigration

Canada only country to charge refugees interest on travel loans: advocates

Newcomers fleeing war face thousands of dollars in debt as they struggle to rebuild their lives in a new home, often using food money to repay federal loans.

Government invites, then blocks witnesses from citizenship and immigration debate

“There's a cost to taxpayers, who pay for the expenses of witness to be flown in, only to have them shut out of the process," said prominent Toronto immigration lawyer Chantal Desloges.

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...

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.

Kafkaesque bureaucracy denies citizenship to legitimate Canadians

Canadians who spent decades in the country remain without citizenship.

Lost Canadians angered by ongoing age discrimination and gender injustice

Ian Munroe couldn't figure it out. Why wasn't he a Canadian?  "Lost Canadian," is a title referring to potentially tens of thousands of Canadians who, by a continuing set of obscure Canadian...

So you think you're Canadian, eh?

It's the dirty little secret of our approach to citizenship: Some of us are more Canadian than others.

Promise to Afghans remains largely broken

Two of every three Afghans who risked their lives for Canadian military in Kandahar have been turned away.

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.

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?”...