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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...
Apr 17th, 2015
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...
Dec 1st, 2014
Citizenship bill C-24 is bad policy and potentially violates Charter
Has Canada learned any lessons since the war?
Jun 14th, 2014
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.
May 29th, 2014
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.
May 13th, 2014
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.
Feb 19th, 2014
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...
Feb 13th, 2014
No more silence on Remembrance Day
Not embracing our fallen heroes as being Canadian citizens does their memory an incredible dishonour.
Nov 10th, 2013
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.
Linda Solomon Wood
Oct 18th, 2013
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.
Jul 20th, 2013