, seconded by the member for Dauphin—Swan River, moved for leave to introduce Bill C-373, an act to amend the Citizenship Act (revocation of citizenship).
Madam Speaker, the bill would remove from cabinet, made up of politicians, a task for which they are unqualified of acting as a court of appeal on questions of fact and law, and transfers that task to the actual courts of appeal where they belong.
If the bill is passed it would enhance citizenship rights for nearly six million Canadians who are citizens by choice, not by birth. As the Prime Minister stated on May 18, 2000, there is one thing in the life of a nation and it is to make sure that the rights of citizens are protected by the courts in our land and not subject to the capricious elected.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)