Ontario’s ‘No’ to removal of ‘citizenship by birth’

As per the Deputy Immigration Minister of Ontario, there does not seem to be sufficient proof justifying the efforts as well as the expenses needed for such a big change.

Ontario’s No to ‘citizenship by birth’ removal—Ontario has said a straight ‘no’ to the proposal by Ottawa for removal of ‘citizenship by birth’ provision. As per the details, Canada plans to remove Canada citizenship rights to any childen born in Canadian soil to Canada non-residents and Canada non-citizens.

Ontario has expressed its ‘no’ for the proposed review of removal of ‘citizenship by birth’ provision.

But, Ontario does not favor this step by Canada government likely to be introduced in a short time. It may be worth mentionable that Ottawa wants to remove Canada Citizenship by birth although just less than 500 cases annually of children born to foreigners are not going to justify the costs and the efforts involved in doing so.

Insufficient data in evidence to effect of birth tourism of Ontario economy--Speaking about the proposed review of removal of ‘citizenship by birth’ right, Chisanga Puta-Chekwe, Deputy Immigration Minister of Ontario said there does not seem to be sufficient proof in favor of the effort as well as the costs needed for introduction of such a big change in the program.

Also, the CIC(Citizenship and Immigration Canada) hasn’t quantified the extent of misuse from ‘birth tourism, the minister maintained.

According to an official spokesperson for Ontario Immigration Minister Michael Chan, there is no change in the position of the province with regard to its stance concerning ‘birth tourism’.

It may be notable that in a letter dated 6th September, 2012, the immigration minister of Ontario had stated that the data is not sufficient for showing the demand on the economy of Ontario or the public services from ‘birth tourism’.

Impact on Canada provinces, territories—Canada provinces and Canadian territories are going to be affected in a big way by the proposed review of Canada citizenship rule. This was affirmed by the official spokesperson of the immigration minister of Ontario.

Hence, the need of the hour is to take sufficient time for knowing the full effects of the proposed change in Canada Citizenship policy and all this needs to be done by getting the views of Canadian provinces and Canadian territories, he maintained.

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