Dial “M” for Lost Canadians

With new U.S. – Canada border regulations, many citizens who rushed to apply for their Canadian passports feared losing their Canadian citizenship. One of the reasons for panic was the discovery of a troublesome old clause in the Canadian Citizenship Act that could strip residents who thought they were citizens of their right to a Canadian passport.

With new U.S. – Canada border regulations, many citizens who rushed to apply for their Canadian passports feared losing their Canadian citizenship. One of the reasons for panic was the discovery of a troublesome old clause in the Canadian Citizenship Act that could strip residents who thought they were citizens of their right to a Canadian passport.

A clause dating from 1947 in the Canadian Citizenship Act leaves 450 Canadians, according to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Diane Finley, with the risk of becoming stateless people.

Marlene Jennings, Liberal MP in the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Gr

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