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Second Session, Forty-third Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
SENATE OF CANADA
BILL S-230
An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (granting citizenship to certain Canadians)
FIRST READING, March 30, 2021
THE HONOURABLE SENATOR Martin
4322022


SUMMARY

This enactment amends the Citizenship Act to permit certain persons who lost their Canadian citizenship to regain it.
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2nd Session, 43rd Parliament,
69-70 Elizabeth II, 2020-2021
SENATE OF CANADA
BILL S-230
An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (granting citizenship to certain Canadians)
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

1(1)Subparagraph 3(1)‍(f)‍(iii) of the Citizenship Act is replaced by the following:
(iii)the person made an application to retain his or her citizenship under section 8 as it read before April 17, 2009, that subsequently was not approved;
(2)Subsection 3(1) of the Act is amended by adding the following after paragraph (g):
(g.‍1)the person was born outside Canada after February 14, 1977, and would be a citizen if he or she had made an application to retain his or her citizenship under section 8, as it read before April 17, 2009;
(3)Subsections 3(4) and (4.‍1) of the Act are replaced by the following:
Exception
(4)Subsection (3) does not apply to a person who was a citizen on June 11, 2015.
2Subparagraph 27(1)‍(j.‍1)‍(i) of the Act is replaced by the following:
(i)who are citizens under paragraph 3(1)‍(f), (g) or (g.‍1),
Published under authority of the Senate of Canada



explanatory notes

Citizenship Act
Clause 1: (1)Text of the relevant portions of paragraph 3(1)‍(f):
3(1)Subject to this Act, a person is a citizen if
. . .
(f)before the coming into force of this paragraph, the person ceased to be a citizen for any reason other than the following reasons and did not subsequently become a citizen:
. . .
(iii)the person failed to make an application to retain his or her citizenship under section 8 as it read before the coming into force of this paragraph or did make such an application that subsequently was not approved;
. . .
(2)New.
(3)Existing text of subsections 3(4) and (4.‍1):
(4)Subsection (3) does not apply to a person who, on the coming into force of that subsection, was a citizen. However, that subsection applies to a person who, on that coming into force, would have been a citizen under paragraph (1)‍(b) or (g) only by operation of any of paragraphs (7)‍(d) to (g) in respect of one of his or her parents.
(4.‍1)Subsection (3) does not apply to a person who, on the coming into force of this subsection, was a citizen. However, that subsection applies to a person who, on that coming into force, would have been a citizen under paragraph (1)‍(b) or (g) only by operation of paragraph (7)‍(i), (k) or (m) in respect of one of his or her parents.
Clause 2:Text of the relevant portions of paragraph 27(1)‍(j.‍1):
27(1)The Governor in Council may make regulations
. . .
(j.‍1)providing for the renunciation of citizenship by persons
(i)who are citizens under paragraph 3(1)‍(f) or (g),
. . .

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