The recently proposed Bill C-6 goes a long way towards addressing the un-Canadian and unconstitutional changes to the Citizenship Act made by Bill C-24 last year. However, it leaves in place an unfair regime for proceeding with lawful revocations. Bill C-24 took away a person’s right to a fair hearing before an independent decision maker when facing citizenship revocation. Bill C-6 leaves that unfairness in place. The regime established by Bill C-24 lacks basic procedural protections for persons at risk of revocation, contrary to principles of fundamental justice and in violation of section 7 of the Charter. We’re calling on the Committee to fix this glaring oversight.
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