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, linked below and available from our Citizenship Roundup page:
- Read our legal primer in English, French, and eight other languages, summarizing key problems with Bill C-24;
- 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 20,000 others and sign your name here.
If you wish to express your concerns about Bill C-24, please contact your local member of parliament. The Bill has not yet been passed into law. Your local member of parliament can communicate your concerns to the government.