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Lost Canadians

War veterans, tuskegee airmen, Chinese Canadian war veterans

Citizens march to celebrate Canada's rights and freedoms

Over 150 people, including Chinese Canadian and First Nation war veterans, youth and community leaders, marched along the False Creek seawall on Friday for the first annual Rights and Freedoms...
John A. Macdonald

Lost Canadians file petition challenging federal government's interpretation of citizenship history

Federal Green Party leader Elizabeth May filed a petition today on behalf of the Lost Canadians, a citizenship advocacy group, challenging the federal government’s version of the...

Citizenship bill C-24 is bad policy and potentially violates Charter

Has Canada learned any lessons since the war?

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.

Government muzzles expert witnesses on major citizenship bill

“Do they think citizenship legislation is a joke?” said one witness, who was denied the right to speak before the committee moments before the meeting began.

Immigration Minister Chris Alexander reveals contradictions in citizenship law

Citizenship Minister Christopher Alexander fielded difficult questions on Tuesday about citizenship and new restrictions on immigration.

Decades-long wait for citizenship coming to end for some Lost Canadians

"I cried when I was reading the (new citizenship) bill. I want to jump for joy, but I'm afraid to allow myself that until I can hold my citizenship card in my hand," said Jackie Scott...

No more silence on Remembrance Day

Not embracing our fallen heroes as being Canadian citizens does their memory an incredible dishonour.

Yes, it's time to right the wrongs inflicted on Lost Canadians by Citizenship Act

After years of relentless reporting by the Vancouver Observer, it looks like the Canadian Citizenship Act is finally going to change.

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.