Government of Canada strengthens fairness of the citizenship revocation process

OTTAWAFeb. 5, 2018 /CNW/ – The Government does not take the revocation of citizenship lightly, and is committed to integrating enhanced fairness into the process.

Today, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced that provisions of Bill C-6 involving changes to the citizenship revocation process came into effect.

Any individual whose case is subject to possible revocation now has the choice to have their case heard and decided by the Federal Court, or to request that the Minister decide. This improves the fairness of the process by allowing all individuals to choose to have their case decided by the Federal Court, an independent judicial body. The revocation process will also include an additional step, where IRCC officials review case submissions and decide whether or not to continue to proceed with revocation before it is referred to the Federal Court for decision.

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