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The new Canadian Citizenship rules for Newcomers – What You Need to Know

On February 6, 2014, Canada‚Äôs Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander unveiled the first comprehensive reforms to the Citizenship Act since 1977. With the unveiling of Bill C-24, the Strengthening of Canadian Citizenship Act, the Canadian Government purports that the … Continue reading

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Crime-Fighting Immigration Legislation Becomes Law

The Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act has officially become law, making it easier to deport foreign criminals from Canada. Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney welcomed the grant of Royal Assent to the legislation: “This new law will … Continue reading

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Canadian Immigration Minister Seeks Input on Improving “Negative Discretion” Criteria

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said he would like advice from members of all parties on clarifying the negative discretionary powers of Bill C-43, the Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act, to prevent it from being used to bar foreigners simply … Continue reading

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Conservative Government Introduces ‘Faster Removal of Foreign Criminals Act’

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney last week introduced legislation to speed up the deportation of foreign criminals from Canada. Under current laws, some refugee claimants who have been convicted of crimes have been able to delay their deportation for years through … Continue reading

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