Change to Citizenship Rules for Non-Biological Legal Parents

The Canadian government has changed its interpretation of the word “parent” in the Citizenship Act to include non-biological parents who are their children’s legal parents at birth. The change allows Canadian citizens who are their children’s legal parents at birth to pass Canadian citizenship to their children born abroad in the first generation even if they are not the children’s biological parents. The Superior Court of Quebec has stated its approval of the change.


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