Canada issues a decision regarding obtaining citizenship for a specific category of foreigners

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The Canadian government announced its readiness to introduce a new decision regarding obtaining Canadian citizenship for a specific category of foreigners, who are known as “Missing Canadians.”

The Liberal government, “Justin Trudeau’s government,” presented a new project to the House of Commons, which includes granting some foreigners of Canadian origin their citizenship rights.

The new law allows Canadians to transfer citizenship rights to their children born outside Canada, and some described this project as a very good step that would add an unknown number of new citizens.

The legislation was changed in 2009

Under Stephen Harper's former Conservative government, the legislation was changed in 2009 to forbid Canadians born overseas from transferring their citizenship to their offspring should their children likewise be born outside of Canada.

Those who the amendment renders unable of obtaining citizenship privileges are referred to as "missing Canadians."

The law violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms

The Ontario Supreme Court decided last year that since the system now in existence generates two types of Canadians, it breaches the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The court assigned the government six months, concluding on June 19, to correct this flaw by changing the citizenship statute.

Presented Monday by Mark Miller, the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, the measure seeks to undo the 2009 amendment and increase citizenship availability by descent beyond the first generation born outside of Canada.

Automatic citizenship rights under liberal law

Children born between 2009 who were impacted by the Conservative government's changes have automatic citizenship rights according to the Liberal law.

The measure tests children born after the law went into force in a different way.

Secretary Miller said following bill introduction, "when implemented, the bill establishes a new way to affirm citizenship by replacing the first-generation threshold with an assessment of clear ties to our country."

Conditions for transferring their Canadian citizenship to their born children

To be able to pass their Canadian citizenship to their child born or adopted outside of Canada, Canadians born outside of Canada will must have spent at least three years in Canada.

If this legislation is passed, the minority Liberal government is unsure of the number of persons who will automatically acquire Canadian citizenship.

Citizenship should be fair and readily available

Miller remarked, "We are a nation that supports human rights, equality and respect for all." "Canadian citizenship is clearly highly prized and acknowledged all throughout the globe. Citizenship should be equitable, easily available, with open, clear regulations.

Representative Jenny Cowan, a left-leaning New Democratic Party (left-leaning) spokesman on immigration matters, claimed that the Conservatives' 2009 amendments rendered the citizenship statute "unfair" and "unconstitutional" and seriously hurt Canadian families.

Cowan took part in bill drafting alongside Minister Miller.

Canada's immigration system is 'collapsing'

Regarding his part, Representative Tom Kimmich, a spokesman for Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Affairs of the Conservative Party, claimed that the Canadian immigration system is "collapsing."

Kimmich noted in a news release, "Common-sense conservatives will fix our immigration system, which is broken by liberals."

"Justin Trudeau and his coalition mates, the New Democratic Party, control a majority of seats in Parliament and have the power to block or pass whatever they want," Kimmich added.

Systematic support for its new democratic representatives

By means of the methodical support of its New Democratic representatives in the pivotal voting events in The House of Commons, including voting on the budget, the ruling Liberal Party and the New Democratic Party came to an agreement in March 2022 guaranteeing the Trudeau government, a minority government, to remain in power until 2025, so marking the end of their term.

Policies to simplify home access for Canadians

The Liberals promised to accomplish a number of issues the New Democrats find extremely important in return for this support, including starting a dental services system for low-income individuals, a comprehensive health care system, and policies to simplify Canadian access to homes.

Contrary to what the conservatives' rhetoric implies, the agreement between the two parties is not a coalition since the New Democratic Party did not join the government per agreement and so no ministry results.

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