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Streamlined out of existence

Thursday, October 20, 2016 @ 8:00 PM | By Matthew Jeffery

Immigrants who obtained Canadian citizenship through the process of naturalization can lose their status as citizens if it is later determined that they obtained that status through fraud, for example by falsifying the amount of time that they lived in Canada in order to meet the residency requirement to qualify for citizenship.

Legislative changes made by the former Harper government in 2014 were intended to make the revocation process far easier, but have led to a legal challenge of the citizenship revocation procedures of the Citizenship...