An Act to amend the Citizenship Act

This bill was last introduced in the 42nd Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2019.


Ahmed Hussen  Liberal


Second reading (House), as of May 28, 2019
(This bill did not become law.)


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This enactment amends the Citizenship Act to include, in the Oath or Affirmation of Citizenship, a solemn promise to respect the Aboriginal and treaty rights of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.


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Citizenship ActRoutine Proceedings

May 28th, 2019 / 10:05 a.m.
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York South—Weston Ontario


Ahmed Hussen LiberalMinister of Immigration

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-99, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

May 27th, 2019 / 5:25 p.m.
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Ruby Sahota Liberal Brampton North, ON

Okay. The recommendation I have is basically in terms of the fees that are required. We heard from a lot of witnesses that although we're waiving the actual cost of the record suspension, there are other fees involved.

My recommendation is that:

After having studied Bill C-93, An Act to provide no-cost, expedited record suspensions for simple possession of cannabis, and having studied the Record Suspension Program pursuant to Motion No. 161, the Committee wishes to make the following recommendation to the Government:

That, given witnesses have expressed concerns about additional financial costs in the pardon application process, such as acquiring copies of court and police documents, and given that the Government has recognized the importance of reducing the financial burden of applying for a pardon as evidenced by Bill C-93's proposal to waive the $631 fee, the committee strongly encourages the Department of Public Safety and National Security to study further ways to reduce costs associated with applying for a pardon.