March 7-11, 2016
“A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian”
Debate in the House picked up mid last week with the Minister of Immigration John McCallum’s introduction of Bill C-6. This is an act to amend Bill C-24, Strengthening the Canadian Citizenship Act, a Conservative bill passed by the previous government which among other things, allowed the previous Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to revoke an individual’s citizenship if that person was convicted of a terrorist crime as well as other crimes. Minister McCallum asserted quite strongly in the House that all Canadians are equal and there cannot be two classes of Canadians, which is why the Liberal government found this law unacceptable and is amending it through Bill C-6.