23/06/2017 – Brampton, Ontario – Ms. Ruby Sahota, Member of Parliament for Brampton North, welcomed the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship to Brampton to discuss Royal Assent of Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act.
“Our Government knows that one of the strongest pillars for successful integration into Canadian life is attaining Canadian citizenship,” said MP Sahota. “Bill C-6 reduces the time immigrants must be in Canada before being eligible for citizenship to 3 out of 5 years prior to applying. It also reduces the age range in which applicants must demonstrate knowledge of Canada and one of its official languages from 14-64 to 18-54.”
MP Sahota was pleased to have Minister Hussen on hand to discuss and clarify changes brought in with the passing of Bill C-6, and the positive impact it will have on her constituents and Canadians all across the country. This Bill repeals the barriers to citizenship that the previous Conservative Government put in place, and eliminates discriminatory two-tiered citizenship.
“The passing of this bill into law represents an important promise kept by our government,” remarked MP Sahota.” I am proud to have voted in favour of Bill C-6. This piece of legislation shows our Government’s commitment to streamline the citizenship process and enhance the integrity of the programme.”
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