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Indigenous man with no birth records granted citizenship after decades in court
DAWSON CITY, Yukon — The video showing Donovan McGlaughlin's Canadian citizenship ceremony in Dawson City, Yukon, is just two minutes and 11 seconds long but the elaborate script was decades in the...
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May 22nd, 2015
What Canada Day means for me: an immigrant's view
Singing “O Canada” filled me with the kind of gratitude shipwreck survivors must feel when they kiss solid ground.
Jun 30th, 2014
Canada's growing culture of refugee exclusion
Almost 25,000 refugees fight exclusion claims yearly, according to a report by two law professors from UBC. Here's a look at the people behind the numbers.
Dec 12th, 2012
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.
Feb 23rd, 2012
Two thousand protest Enbridge oilsands pipeline in Prince Rupert
Prince Rupert police estimate 2,000 people turned out to protest the proposed Enbridge oilsands pipeline in northern B.C.
Feb 4th, 2012
The billion-dollar Lost Canadians citizenship battle heads for court
LOST CANADIANS: Fed up with being denied their birthright, Lost Canadians are just days from filing lawsuits that will settle the matter for good. The question: Why is Ottawa fighting them?
Nov 4th, 2011
Canada can benefit from more immigration
Sep 26th, 2011
Ottawa tells US to back off tax attack on Canadians
US is sowing distress and fear among dual citizens who have innocently failed to file a U.S. return and owe no taxes, finance minister says.
Sep 16th, 2011
Musqueam Indian Band to host historic citizenship awards
On Saturday, June 25, the Musqueam Indian Band, with Citizenship and Immigration Canada, will be holding a historic citizenship awards ceremony at the Musqueam Cultural Pavilion, located in the...
May 13th, 2011
What did we see when we watched the Royal Wedding?
At my citizenship ceremony a year from now, there will likely be a number of my ancestors who will look down, shake their heads and frown.
May 2nd, 2011