On February 6, 2014, the federal government of Canada introduced Bill C-24, a new law that changes Canadian citizenship as we know it.

Bill C-24 represents a serious threats to the rights of all Canadians. Under this new law, Canadian citizenship will become harder to get and easier to lose. The new law will take away rights from countless Canadians, creating a two-tier citizenship regime that discriminates against dual nationals and naturalized citizens. Most Canadians do not understand how Bill C-24 will undermine their fundamental right to be a citizen of Canada.

On June 19, 2014, the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers, supported by the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA), announced that it plans to launch a legal challenge to the new citizenship amendments.

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CARL Letter to the Minister Regarding Ukraine

March 4th, 2022|

Dear Minister, Like the rest of Canada, the Canadian Association of Refugee Lawyers is watching in shock as the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues. The need for global solidarity and burden-sharing to meet this and [...]