An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (honouring the Canadian Armed Forces)

This bill was last introduced in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session, which ended in August 2015.

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Devinder Shory  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Dead, as of Feb. 26, 2014
(This bill did not become law.)

Summary

This is from the published bill. The Library of Parliament often publishes better independent summaries.

This enactment amends the Citizenship Act to require the Minister, on application, to reduce by one year the required years of residence in Canada to grant citizenship to any permanent resident who is a member of the Canadian Armed Forces who has signed a minimum three-year contract and who has completed basic training.

It also amends section 9 of the Act to provide that an individual is deemed to have made an application for renunciation of their Canadian citizenship or is deemed to have withdrawn their application for Canadian citizenship, if they engage in an act of war against the Canadian Armed Forces.

Elsewhere

All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

Votes

Feb. 27, 2013 Passed That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

Citizenship and Immigration Committee, on March 19, 2013

  • François Bariteau, Director, Personnel Generation Requirements, Department of National Defence
  • Michael R. Gibson, Deputy Judge Advocate General of Military Justice, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of National Defence

Citizenship and Immigration Committee, on March 21, 2013

  • Donald Piragoff, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister's Office, Department of Justice
  • Nicole Girard, Director General, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Branch, Department of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Eric Stevens, Counsel, Legal Services, Department of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Superintendent Joe Oliver, Director General, Operational Prioritization and Protective Policing, Federal Policing, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
  • Michael Peirce, Assistant Director Intelligence, Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Citizenship and Immigration Committee, on March 26, 2013

  • Salma Siddiqui, President, Muslim Canadian Congress
  • Tahir Gora, Secretary General, Muslim Canadian Congress
  • Grazia Scoppio, Associate Professor, Canadian Defence Academy and Royal Military College of Canada, Department of National Defence, As an Individual
  • Asif Khan, National Secretary for Public Relations, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at
  • Imtiaz Ahmed, Missionary and Public Relations Director, Ottawa Region, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama'at
  • Furio De Angelis, Representative in Canada, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Citizenship and Immigration Committee, on April 16, 2013

  • Catherine Dauvergne, Professor, University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, As an Individual
  • Bal Gupta, Chair, Air India 182 Victims Families Association
  • Lorne Waldman, President, Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers
  • Audrey Macklin, Professor and Chair in Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, As an Individual
  • Martin Collacott, Spokesperson, Centre for Immigration Policy Reform
  • Sheryl Saperia, Advisor, Canadian Coalition Against Terror and Director of Policy for Canada, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
  • Maureen Basnicki, Co-founder, Canadian Coalition Against Terror

Citizenship and Immigration Committee, on April 18, 2013

  • Mark Cherit, Legal Counsel, B'nai Brith Canada
  • David Matas, Senior Honorary Counsel, B'nai Brith Canada
  • Nicole Girard, Director General, Citizenship and Multiculturalism Branch, Department of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Eric Stevens, Counsel, Legal Services, Department of Citizenship and Immigration
  • Glenn Gilmour, Counsel, Criminal Law Policy Section, Department of Justice

Citizenship and Immigration Committee, on April 23, 2013