We’re glad to see the new government delivering on its promise to repeal this undemocratic and un-Canadian citizenship law Bill C-24.
Unfortunately the new amendments to the Bill C-24 doesn’t fulfill our demands, and we are deeply concerned that the new proposed law appears to continue to give the Minister, or his delegate, the power to revoke citizenship in cases where a citizen is alleged to have misrepresented themselves. It should never be up to a government official or politician to make a final decision whether someone’s citizenship should be taken away. If a person is accused of misrepresenting themselves to obtain their citizenship, they must have the facts necessary to know the case against them, and to defend themselves in front of a judge who can assess the facts and make an independent decision.
TAKE ACTION NOW OR NEVER!
Our new government making some changes in Bill C-24, which will take effect end of this year, so this is a time to make change.
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