Bill C-24 on Citizenship

By Rekha McNutt

Immigration Minister John McCallum announced yesterday that portions of Bill C-24 would be repealed in the coming days. One of the most controversial provision in this Bill was the revocation of citizenship for dual citizens convicted of certain very serious criminal offences (eg. Terrorism). It created two classes of Canadian citizens. Other big changes made under Billl C-24 included expanding the ages of applicants who had to take the language and knowledge test, and increasing the number of years required to qualify for Citizenship.

Details of exactly what provisions are being appealed will become clear in the following few days.

Click HERE for CIC's news release.