Chris Alexander

Questionable motives drive changes to Citizenship Act

The long list of changes in the Conservative’s newly introduced “Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act” seem like a solution in search of a problem.

Thus far, media reports have primarily focused in on how the changes will affect wait times.  For example, those applying for citizenship will have to reside in Canada for 4 out of 6 years before they apply, rather than 3 out of 4 years.  Applicants will also be required to prove that they have spent 183 days per year residing in Canada and they will have to...

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