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In Committee from the Senate of Canada - Social Affairs, Science and Technology - June 10, 2014


Senators hear from three panels as they begin their pre-study of the government's proposed changes to the Citizenship Act. Bill C-24 will make the first comprehensive reforms to the Act since 1977. Measures include changing the residence requirements, ensuring that applicants aged 14 to 64 meet language and knowledge requirements, and allowing the government to revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual nationals convicted of treason or terrorism or have engaged in armed conflict with Canada.
Lorne Waldman from the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, lawyer Peter Edelmann, Debbie Douglas from the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants, and Canadian Council for Refugees representatives Loly Rico and Janet Dench share their concerns with the proposed bill. Their concerns include the creation of different classes of citizens and increased barriers to citizenship. Immigration lawyers Julie Taub and Richard Kurland express their support of the bill and highlight what they believe are positive aspects. (June 10, 2014) UPDATE: Bill C-24 received royal assent on June 19.


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