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Birth tourism: maybe it is a bigger problem after all

Canada is among a relatively small number of countries, mostly in the western hemisphere that allows automatic citizenship to anyone born here. What has been happening increasingly is that women from abroad are coming to Canada to have their “Canadian”» 

International, Society

Rule change for dual citizens entering Canada by air

As of September 30, 2016, Canadians with dual citizenship will have to show their Canadian passports before boarding an airplane to Canada. The rule does not apply to those arriving by land or sea or to Canadian-U.S. citizens with a» 

International, Politics

Opposition MP faces off with Foreign Affairs Minister over Fahmy passport

A testy exchange at a House of Commons Committee hearing between Official Opposition MP Paul Dewar and Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson on Thursday (April 2) failed to clarify why the Canadian government is refusing to issue a passport» 

International

Minister: Canadian passport not a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card

“While Canadian officials strive to provide the best possible consular assistance to Canadians in all regions of the world, the Government of Canada cannot stress enough that a Canadian passport is not a ‘get out of jail free’ card,” is the» 

International, Politics

Canada: New passport features images from Canadian history

Canada’s new 10-year ePassport is now available to Canadians, Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney announced on Tuesday (July 2). “The new, 10-year ePassport provides more convenience for Canadians, and facilitates safe, secure travel which, in turn, helps create» 

International

New Canadian passport valid for longer, but has fewer pages

Canada’s new passports will be valid for up to 10 years, and include an electronic chip, but they will have fewer pages, which means for frequent fliers, the passport will have to be replaced more often. The new so-called e-Passport»