Social Affairs, Science and Technology – June 17, 2014

In Committee from the Senate of Canada

Social Affairs, Science and Technology – June 17, 2014

The committee conducts its clause-by-clause review of Bill C-24, the government’s proposed overhaul of 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.(June 17, 2014) UPDATE: Bill C-24 received royal assent on June 19.