Updates to citizenship overview

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Citizenship legislation reform — Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act

Date: February 6, 2014

Summary: On February 6, 2014, Minister Chris Alexander tabled legislation that would comprehensively reform the Citizenship Act, the first such reform in over a generation. The proposed changes are designed to increase the efficiency of the citizenship program, reinforce the value of citizenship; strengthen program integrity and combat fraud; and protect and promote Canada’s interests and values.

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