Speech on Bill C-6

Yesterday I spoke in the House against Bill C-6, which would change the residency requirements for applying for Canadian citizenship, make it impossible to revoke citizenship in cases of high treason, espionage and terrorism.

As the late George Jonas wrote:‎ "My reservoir of patriotic feelings is exhausted by Canada, and citizenship without patriotic feelings is a sham.” 

Bill C-6 proposes to drop the requirement that prospective citizens declare their intent to live in Canada. As an immigrant myself I was proud to call Canada home. As it is currently written, Bill C-6 risks creating ‘citizens of convenience’ who enjoy the privileges of citizenship without accepting the responsibilities and duties that accompany being a citizen of Canada.  

Click here to watch the speech.