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Bill C-223

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First Session, Forty-third Parliament,
68-69 Elizabeth II, 2019-2020
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-223
An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec)
FIRST READING, February 25, 2020
NOTE
2nd Session, 43rd Parliament
This bill was introduced during the first session of the 43rd Parliament. Pursuant to the Standing Orders of the House of Commons, it is deemed to have been considered and approved at all stages completed at the time of prorogation of the first session. The number of the bill remains unchanged.
Ms. Bérubé
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SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Citizenship Act to require that permanent residents who ordinarily reside in Quebec must have an adequate knowledge of French in order to obtain citizenship.
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1st Session, 43rd Parliament,
68-69 Elizabeth II, 2019-2020
HOUSE OF COMMONS OF CANADA
BILL C-223
An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (adequate knowledge of French in Quebec)
Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
R.‍S.‍, c. C-29

Citizenship Act

1Paragraphs 5(1)‍(d) and (e) of the Citizenship Act are replaced by the following:
(d)if 18 years of age or more but less than 65 years of age at the date of his or her application, has an adequate knowledge of one of the official languages of Canada, unless the person ordinarily resides in Quebec, in which case he or she must have an adequate knowledge of French;
(e)if 18 years of age or more but less than 65 years of age at the date of his or her application, demonstrates in one of the official languages of Canada that he or she has an adequate knowledge of Canada and of the responsibilities and privileges of citizenship, unless the person ordinarily resides in Quebec, in which case he or she must demonstrate that knowledge in French; and
Published under authority of the Speaker of the House of Commons

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