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Lifelong Canadians face discrimination by their own government...still
With a citizenship lawsuit filed in federal court last month, Lost Canadians continue their quest to end bizarre legal loopholes.
David P. Ball
Feb 28th, 2012
Canada's Citizenship Week marred by ignorance and injustice
Canada’s Citizenship Week, October 17th through the 23rd, 2011, is intended to encourage all Canadians to reflect on the value of citizenship. –Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website....
Oct 13th, 2011
Daughter of Canadian war veteran fights 18 years for citizenship
Mar 12th, 2011
Time for women's groups to stand up for "Lost Canadian" war bride children
International Women's Day should be an opportunity to recognize Canadian citizenship for war brides.
Mar 4th, 2011
Not your standard new Canadian
Canadian Sandra Burke was denied her Ontario pension in 2009 on the grounds that she was not a Canadian. On Dec. 21, the Canadian became Canadian. Confused? Read on...
Dec 23rd, 2010
Howard Kornblum's fight for Canadian citizenship
If Howard Kornblum was going to prove he is a Canadian citizen, he had to find out where his mother was on January 1, 1947. That was the day (nine years before his birth) that Canadian citizenship...
Jul 12th, 2010
Denying the deserving a right to call Canada home
Paul Martin Sr., the father of former Canadian Prime Minster of the same name, minus the suffix, didn’t know he was on a quest for a symbol to represent "the character of Canada", but he found one,...
Jul 7th, 2010
Canada's most irritating activist gets the job done
By his own description, Don Chapman is irritating. Politicians grow weary of hearing from him, he says. But he never gives up. His persistence has made him immensely effective in gaining the...
Linda Solomon Wood
Jul 6th, 2010
Canada's bureaucracy still denies citizenship to children of soldiers
"Why can't they see I'm Canadian?" Jackie Scott opened up her father's war record and showed it to a reporter. Scott, 65, spends six months each year in an R.V. park next to the American border in...
Jul 1st, 2010