Canadian Citizenship Rules Face Broad Reform in 2014

Yahoo! News, January 24, 2014

The federal government will introduce several changes to Canada’s citizenship rules after members of Parliament return to Ottawa next Monday following a six-week hiatus, says Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander.

In an interview with CBC News on Thursday, Alexander said the government will table a bill in the next session of Parliament that will see “the first comprehensive reform to the Citizenship Act in more than a generation​.”

While the rule changes will be significant, Alexander said the government won’t touch the issue of whether Canada ought to continue granting citizenship just because a person is born here—at least not right away.

Alexander said the government is considering changes to target the problem of so-called “birth tourism” or “passport babies,” but hasn’t quite figured out the best way to go about it.

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Alexander said the reform will aim to give Canadian citizenship to “Lost Canadians” who had seen it denied from them for one reason or another over the years.

“We want to make sure that those loopholes that have done great injustice to a few people for all of those decades are closed, and that Canadian citizenship embraces all of those it should have embraced from the beginning.”

“Some are children of war brides, some have other complicated circumstances which should never have barred them from citizenship, and we have to fix the legislation,” the minister said.

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Under the proposed changes to the Citizenship Act, immigrants may have to wait longer before they qualify for Canadian citizenship, but once they apply the government hopes their applications will be processed more quickly.

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The current processing time—for 80 per cent of citizenship applications processed between Oct.1, 2011, and Sept. 30, 2012—is two to three years.

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To be eligible for Canadian citizenship, permanent residents must have lived in the country for three out of the four years preceding their application.

Alexander said the conditions for eligibility will also change.

“That means making sure that people who are becoming citizens have really lived here, and have lived here for enough time to really understand what citizenship is about, what the country is about.”

The reform will also set out to crack down on so-called “citizens of convenience.”

“There will be a few measures in the Citizenship Act to make sure that we’re not open to abuse. . . . I think all Canadians would agree, there’s no room for cheating in this process.”

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  • Spartacus

    “That means making sure that people who are becoming citizens have
    really lived here, and have lived here for enough time to really
    understand what citizenship is about, what the country is about.”

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    What it SHOULD be about is European Civilization, and the people who created it…

    • Einsatzgrenadier

      According to globalist ideologues in Ottawa, there is no Canadian national identity. Canada is a “proposition nation”, a populated space just waiting to be filled with vicious, brutal non-white immigrants from the third world. Canada hasn’t had a national identity since 1968, when Trudeau instituted his policy of “multiculturalism within a bilingual framework”. The government thinks they can terrorize ordinary whites into submission with this endless rampage of third world beggars, but they will pay a terrible price when the economy collapses and a devastating race war rages across the Canadian countryside.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    “the first comprehensive reform to the Citizenship Act in more than a generation”
    That sounds like codetalk for White genocide, but looks like a moderate attempt to push things back a bit.

  • GeneticsareDestiny

    “Alexander said the government is considering changes to target the problem of so-called “birth tourism” or “passport babies,” but hasn’t quite figured out the best way to go about it.”

    The obvious solution is to simply not grant citizenship to children born to two non-citizen parents. It’s blindingly obvious and I don’t know how they can seriously consider anything else.

    I wish we’d do it here in America too.

  • I’ll have to update my map maybe…

    • WR_the_realist

      Actually there are more than a few white people in Argentina.

      • I should have provided the caveat that this map is not necessarily accurate. Just a quickly done retort to this one: bit[dot]ly/KT5eK0

      • So CAL Snowman

        Also Chile and half of Brazil

        • Einsatzgrenadier

          The Latin American definition of “white” also includes people with some non-white, especially native Indian ancestry. It’s a lot more all-encompassing than the North American understanding of what it means to be white.

          • Anglokraut

            I wouldn’t call that “all-encompassing”. I would call that “dilution”.

    • Anglokraut

      I think there are sections of France and Britain that would qualify for the “yellow” color code. Good map though–in a tongue-in-cheek kind of way.

  • Einsatzgrenadier

    This isn’t going to make any difference at all. The only way for the Canadian government to fix the immigration system is to impose a permanent moratorium on all third world immigration. They would also do well to repatriate all of the non-white colonizers in the country, who are nothing but disgusting, welfare-leeching parasites. Unfortunately for us, the dictators in Ottawa want to keep bringing in third world trash until the economy tanks and the country becomes another Pakistan.

  • truthteller

    Make sure to read/leave the comments on the original article if you need inspiration!

  • WR_the_realist

    While the rule changes will be significant, Alexander said the
    government won’t touch the issue of whether Canada ought to
    continue granting citizenship just because a person is born here—at
    least not right away.

    Alexander said the government is considering changes to target the
    problem of so-called “birth tourism” or “passport babies,” but hasn’t
    quite figured out the best way to go about it.

    Chris Alexander is very dim. The best way to go about targeting the problem of “birth tourism” is to stop granting citizenship just because a person is born in Canada. The very thing Chris Alexander doesn’t want to touch.

    • MBlanc46

      It sure didn’t seem that he was proposing any real change.

  • Anna Tree

    And we are talking about horses:

    Being born in a stable does not make one a horse.

    And living in a stable does not make one a horse either.


    There is no best way to go about it, only one way, that is one word: no.
    No to “birth tourism” or “passport babies.”, so simple. And no immigration from non-whites, because we love so much diversity that we understand that mixing all of us is just wrong.

  • wildfirexx

    Canada should phase out Dual citizenship, which gives them a advantage over other ordinary Canadians, by allowing them to live and work abroad as a citizen of another country, while still being eligible for Canadian benefits.

  • r j p

    “Some are children of war brides, some have other complicated circumstances which should never have barred them from citizenship, and we have to fix the legislation,” the minister said.
    So basically any child born to a prostitute, in a country to which Canada sent troops, can claim it is a war bride child and it will have citizenship. Importing the best of the best — just because some mamasan said “Me love you long time”.

  • jackryanvb

    I’m in favor of (White) passport wives, various types of sort of (Whiter) mail order brides. And I heartedly recommend employing the services of healthy, responsible Whiter escorts.

    Let’s face some unpleasant facts in our fallen world. Too many over educated, miseducated White women in Canada and the US just aren’t very sexy, not much fun, don’t want to take care of, or do most anything supportive of White American Men. Anybody reading Amren at all interested in women like Hillary?

  • Sue

    Ah yes Canada home of the honest made for one Zundel law.

  • Ella

    “That means making sure that people who are becoming citizens have really lived here, and have lived here for enough time to really understand what citizenship is about, what the country is about.”
    It’s hard to believe that a person has the audacity and disrespect to apply for citizenship and then, do not live there for even 3 out of 4 years. Gee, I guess this requests too much from third worlders who won’t cut their strings from their “oppressive” native country.