He said the same rule applied to Quan Louie, whose family owned the H. November 10, 2014: Mac Leans Magazine - Declare soldiers who died fighting in WWII Canadians - Chapman points to a legal response filed by federal lawyers in that case, stating Scott’s father may have been born in Canada and served as a Canadian soldier but was not a citizen because the former Citizenship Act had not yet come into force. November 10, 2014: Surrey Leader - Declare pre-1947 war dead citizens: petition -There are many references to Canadian citizenship in government publications before 1947, including a manual that was printed in 1943 and given to members of the Air Force who were bound for England. However, many had significant nuances, particularly on due process questions, which may prove significant when the bill proceeds to more formal who support the bill unreservedly, to those who oppose without qualification. Don Chapman of the Lost Canadians speaks to Rick Howe of 88.9 FM about the proposed changes to the Citizenship Act in Bill C-24 and the Citizenship Committee's latest shenanigins in Ottawa, when they perverted the course of democracy by blocking Chapman's appearance before the Committee on May 12. May 13, 2014: Vancouver Observer - Government muzzles expert witnesses on major citizenship bill - Even though the government made national headlines by saying it was finally going to fix legislation flaws that caused Canadians to lose citizenship, its exclusion of witnesses suggests that the law won't be open to any input from people directly affected by the legislation. April 21, 2014: Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Investigates Lost Canadians - Up until a few years ago, most of Canada had never heard of the term “Lost Canadian” – referring to the nearly one million people who were being denied their Canadian citizenship mainly due to outdated and discriminatory aspects of Canada’s citizenship law.And according to citizenship advocate and founder of the Lost Canadians, Don Chapman, there’s a good reason why.
The amendments however have citizenship and immigration advocates warning the proposed bill is not be everything it seems. Speaking at the Sutton Hotel ballroom on Tuesday at an event hosted by the Canadian Club of Vancouver, Alexander spoke about the injustice suffered by Lost Canadians: legitimate Canadians whose citizenship was removed due to archaic and often blatantly discriminatory provisions of past laws.
February 5, 2014: Rick Howe Show 88.9 FM - Listen to Rick Howe interview Don Chapman on 88.9 FM News Radio discuss proposed changes to the Citizenship Act which could finally solve the problem of War Bride children and children born out of wedlock prior to 1947. January 31, 2014: Rick Howe Show 88.9 FM - Listen to Rick Howe interview Don Chapman on 88.9 FM News Radio about the announcement by the Citizenship Minister that the lost Canadian issue will finally be resolved with the introduction of new legislation. January 29, 2014: The Royal Canadian Legion Dominion President, Gordon Moore, is encouraged by Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander's statement that changes to the Citizenship Act are forthcoming.