LGBTQ2* Refugees in Canada

(Disponible en français : Les réfugiés LGBTQ2* au Canada) *This note uses the preferred Canadian acronym LGBTQ2 (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and two-spirited) to refer to individuals and organizations in domestic contexts, and the preferred international acronym LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) for those in international contexts. This publication summarizes human rights…

Canada’s Changed Citizenship Law – An International Comparison

Sandra Elgersma Legal and Social Affairs Division (Disponible en français: La loi modifiée du Canada sur la citoyenneté – comparaison internationale) Bill C-24, the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, received Royal Assent on 19 June 2014, enacting the most comprehensive changes to Canadian citizenship in a generation. Among other things, the bill tightened eligibility criteria for citizenship…