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Canadian Citizenship Application: major changes

Canadian citizenship application – rules effective now Bill C-6, an Act to amend the Citizenship Act, became law in June 2017. The changes affecting citizenship applications are: – No longer do you have to declare your intent to live in

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Federal judge rules that government cannot revoke someone’s Canadian citizenship without a fair hearing

Federal judge, Justice Jocelyne Gagné, ruled that the federal government cannot strip someone of their Canadian citizenship without a fair hearing, conducted by an independent and impartial decision-maker. Justice Gagné said that people need the chance to explain themselves, otherwise

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Canadian citizenship: Canada’s new passport rule for dual citizens

All people traveling to Canada by air have always had to show proof of residency and proof of citizenship in the form of a valid passport. Canadian citizens who hold dual citizenship (Canadian citizenship and citizenship from another country) up

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Canada ranked 32nd for “quality of nationality”

A new Quality of Nationality Index (QNI), conducted by Henley & Partners, global leader in residence and citizenship planning, ranks Canada in 32nd position out of a total of 161 countries. Canada positions itself near the bottom of the 37

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Fraud in Canadian citizenship

According to a report just released by the Auditor General of Canada, Canada’s government is not doing enough to detect and prevent fraudulent Canadian citizenship applications, resulting in ineligible people being able to obtain a Canadian passport. The Auditor General’s

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Canadian citizenship is now a privilege more than it is a right

Minister Chris Alexander introduced last year some drastic changes to Canadian citizenship. Among many changes, the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration has been given the power to take back the citizenship of Canadians guilty of severe crimes. Before the last

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Canadian citizenship is going to be harder to get

The Conservative government is considering dramatic changes to the Canadian Citizenship laws of Canada. These reforms to the Citizenship Act will be the first comprehensive ones in more than a generation. With the goal of strengthening the value of Canadian

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What does Canadian Citizenship mean to you?

Canadian Citizenship means a lot to most Canadians. We decided to ask a few people the question, “What does Canadian Citizenship mean to you?” In this article, we have the responses from Canadian citizens that are foreign-born to Canada. In

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3,100 Canadian citizenship to be revoked

The Canadian minister for Immigration, citizenship and multiculturalism, Jason Kenney, made an announcement in September 2012 that his government is in the process of revoking Canadian citizenship to 3100 people, who are mostly from the Gulf States. These people had

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Canadian Citizenship and birth tourism

Canadian citizenship is being compromised by crooked consultants advising affluent pregnant Chinese women to give birth in Canada. This is a growing concern since hospital administrators have noticed an increased number of Chinese ladies giving birth in Canada and leaving

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