Lost Canadians

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.

Women need to show solidarity against gender discrimination in citizenship

Today is International Women’s Rights Day, and sadly, often getting in the way of advancing women’s rights are women themselves.  I have fought for decades to correct some historic wrongs...

Citizenship Minister Kenney: war dead were Canadian, but not citizens

Minister reiterates that soldiers who died weren't citizens because Canadian citizenship itself did not exist prior to 1947.

Citizenship Week: Canadians need to stand up to government injustice

The feds say everyone who died in Canadian uniform during the world wars was a non-citizen. Why don't Canadians stand up to this?

Kafkaesque bureaucracy denies citizenship to legitimate Canadians

Canadians who spent decades in the country remain without citizenship.
Jason Kenney, Jackie Scott, Lost Canadians, Citizenship and immigration Canada

Harper government criticized for lack of understanding of citizenship laws

If no Canadians existed before 1947, what is one to make of the deportation of Japanese Canadian "citizens" during the war, or of government PR around "Canadian soldiers"?

Bob Rae says Lost Canadians shouldn't be forced into court over citizenship

Liberal leader Bob Rae insists it's wrong for Lost Canadians to be forced to sue the government in order to gain recognition of their right to citizenship.

30th anniversary of the Charter, but Lost Canadians can't celebrate

Today is the 30th anniversary of the Charter, the fourth anniversary of the unanimous passage of Bill C-37, and the third anniversary of C-37’s effective date.  What is Bill C-37? It’s better...

Vimy Ridge Anniversary: soldiers who died for Canada were not Canadian, according to Harper government

According to a Citizenship and Immigration letter, a Canadian soldier who was born prior to 1947 was a "British subject": what does that mean for all the Canadian soldiers who fought for the country?

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...