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e-119 (Canadian citizenship)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Graeme Ball from Toronto, Ontario, on February 12, 2016, at 5:04 p.m. (EDT)
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Citizenship and identity
Immigration and immigrants
International adoption
Government Response Tabled

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • Changes to citizenship regulations have created a two-tiered citizenship system in Canada for adopted children that discriminates against children who have been granted citizenship through the direct route by not allowing them to pass on citizenship to their birth children if born outside of Canada.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, call upon the House of Commons to: 1. Amend the citizenship regulations for children who are adopted outside of Canada to ensure that they are treated equally regardless of whether they are granted citizenship through the direct route or the naturalization process; and 2. Request that amendments are made to protect adopted children so other governments in the future cannot strip adopted children of their inalienable rights as Canadian citizens.
Beaches—East York
Liberal
Ontario
Petition presented to the House of Commons on November 18, 2016 (Petition No. 421-00905)
Government response tabled on January 30, 2017 (Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-02)
Open for signature : February 12, 2016, at 5:04 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : June 11, 2016, at 5:04 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
31
British Columbia
42
Manitoba
12
New Brunswick
15
Newfoundland and Labrador
3
Nova Scotia
159
Ontario
296
Prince Edward Island
15
Quebec
66
Saskatchewan
13
Other Countries
16
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