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Legion Supports Granting Citizenship to “Lost Canadians”

Feb 16, 2016
Legion Pleased Canadian Citizenship is being granted to War Brides and children of War Brides.

OTTAWA, ON, MARCH 5TH, 2014 – The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion President, Gordon Moore, is pleased with the recent legislative changes proposed by the Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander on February 6th 2014 as they relate to War Brides and children of War Brides which, until now, many had been barred from obtaining Canadian citizenship.

“The introduction of Bill-C-24 Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act” will allow War Brides and Children of War Brides to finally come home,” says Moore. “It is anticipated that this new legislation will address this great injustice and hopefully grant these “lost Canadians” both Canadian Citizenship and all the rights afforded them as Canadians,” says Moore.

Mr. Moore sent a letter to the Prime Minister on September 4th 2013, to request a timely review of the facts surrounding War Brides as well as the children of War Brides. Mr. Moore restated the Legion’s position in a News Release dated 29 January 2014. “For the ‘Lost Canadians’, this issue has lingered for far too long and I am pleased that it has been finally resolved to everyone’s satisfaction,” adds Moore.

For further information please contact Bruce Poulin at Dominion Command, The Royal Canadian Legion at (613) 591-3335 ext. 241 or by cell at (613) 292-8760 or bruce.poulin@legion.ca6.