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Changes to Citizenship Act Waiting to be Passed into Law

Background: The Liberal Government announced in its election manifesto its intention to reverse the changes made to the Citizenship Act by the Conservative Government in 2015.

On June 17, 2016, Bill C-6, was passed in the House of Commons following its third reading and on the same day, a first reading took place in the Senate. The government had hoped to have the new legislation passed into law for Canada Day, July 1 but it is now more likely this will take place when the Senate re-assembles  after the summer recess.

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