Citizenship Law Roundup: Learn More About Bill C-24
On February 6, 2014, the federal government of Canada introduced Bill C-24, a new law that changes Canadian citizenship as we know it.
Bill C-24 represents a serious threats to the rights of all Canadians. Under this new law, Canadian citizenship will become harder to get and easier to lose. The new law will take away rights from countless Canadians, creating a two-tier citizenship regime that discriminates against dual nationals and naturalized citizens.
Most Canadians do not understand how Bill C-24 will undermine their fundamental right to be a citizen of Canada. To learn more, check out the following resources:
- Read our legal primer summarizing key problems with Bill C-24, available in
- Read our detailed legal analysis of Bill C-24, submitted to the Citizenship and Immigtaion Committee of the House of Commons;
- Read a summary of our testimony before the Citizenship and Immigtaion Committee of the House of Commons;
- Check out our citizenship myth-busting page where we correct misinformation about Canadian citizenship and provide accurate information.
If you support equal rights for all Canadians and wish to voice your concern about these reforms, add your name to our petition with the B.C. Civil Liberties Association, urging the federal government to stop Bill C-24. Join over 25,000 others and sign your name here.
On June 19, 2014, the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, supported by the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), announced that it plans to launch a legal challenge to the new citizenship amendments. To learn more, click here.