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Bill C-6 to become Law on June 19, 2017

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Bill C-6 is also known as “An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act.” The Sponsor of the bill is the previous IRCC Minister John McCallum. This enactment amends the Citizenship Act to, among other things:

 

  • Remove the grounds for the revocation of Canadian citizenship that relate to national security
  • Remove the requirement that an applicant intend, if granted citizenship, to continue to reside in Canada;
  • Reduce the number of days during which a person must have been physically present in Canada before applying for citizenship and provide that, in the calculation of the length of physical presence, the number of days during which the person was physically present in Canada before becoming a permanent resident may be taken into account;
  • Limit the requirement to demonstrate knowledge of Canada and of one of its official languages to applicants between the ages of 18 and 54; and
  • Authorize the Minister to seize any document that he or she has reasonable grounds to believe was fraudulently or improperly obtained or used or could be fraudulently or improperly used.
  • It also makes consequential amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

Votes

June 13, 2017, Passed Motion respecting Senate amendments to Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act

May 17, 2016, Passed That Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to another Act, {as amended}, be concurred in at report stage [with a further amendment/with further amendments] .

March 21, 2016, Passed That the Bill be now read a second time and referred to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration.

Status

The Governor-General of Canada, David Johnston, is scheduled to grant Royal Assent to C-6, among other important bills, at 7 p.m. EST in the Senate Chamber on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

 

From Twitter.

Note: This is a developing story, re-echoing the news from various resources but will update later for the Official Announcements.

UPDATED: June 19, 2017, 7 pm EST

It’s Official. Bill C-6 Receives Royal Assent. Read HERE for more details.

 

Sources:

Open Parliament

Governor General

Canada.Ca

 

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