Citizenship fraud

McCallum doesn’t want to let fraudsters ‘off the hook’ through moratorium on citizenship revocation


An increase in cancelled citizenships during the Liberal tenure is the result of ‘large-scale fraud investigations,’ says Canada’s immigration minister.

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  • C-5, An Act to Repeal Division 20 of Part 3 of the Economic Action Plan 2015 Act, No. 1 (second reading)

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Wednesday, Oct. 19

  • The House will discuss Bills C-4 on labour relations (third reading) and C-24 on Salaries Act changes to reflect the composition of cabinet (second reading) with the hope of finishing with the union bill that day and having it sent to the Senate.
  • The House will vote on a motion to concur in the sixth report of the Public Safety and National Security Committee (extension of time, pursuant to Standing Order 97.1, to consider Bill C-226, Impaired Driving Act, a private member’s bill sponsored by Conservative MP Steven Blaney (Bellechasse-Les Etchemins-Lévis, Que.)).

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Parliamentary Calendar

Sunday , October 23 , 2016

In his new book, Campaign Confessions, John Laschinger, a professional campaign manager with 50 leadership and general election campaigns, opens the doors to the backrooms and war rooms of the political campaigns he has run, providing lessons for aspiring campaign managers, and exposing what really happens behind the scenes. During the 2015 federal election, approximately 1,200 political campaigns were held across Canada. One of those campaigns belonged to author, journalist, and political neophyte Noah Richler. In The Candidate, Richler lays bare what goes on behind the slogans, canvassing and talking points, told from the perspective of a political outsider. The Ottawa Writers Festival presents these writers. 4 p.m. Christ Church Cathedral, 414 Sparks St. Free for members, $10-$20 for others. Buy tickets via

Monday , October 24 , 2016

The House is sitting Monday to Friday until Nov. 4. It breaks again Nov. 7-Nov.11 and returns on Nov. 14 to sit for five weeks until it breaks for Christmas on Dec. 16, but it could break earlier.

Tuesday , October 25 , 2016

The Macdonald-Laurier Institute presents its next Great Canadian Debate, Oct. 25. Margaret Wente, a Globe and Mail columnist, will argue in favour. Susan Eng, a former seniors' advocate, will argue against. 7-8:40 p.m. Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Pl., Ottawa. $20/person, $15 for students, seniors, and museum members, $5 extra at the door. Moderated by Peter Milliken. Buy tickets via

Tuesday , October 25 , 2016

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences’ Big Thinking on the Hill lecture features Richard Johnston speaking on ‘The 2016 U.S. election: How did it come to this, and where is it going?’ Richard Johnston is the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation at the University of British Columbia. He will discuss if 2016 is an historical accident, leaving no permanent impact, or whether the electoral landscape has been fundamentally transformed. What impact will this have on Canada? A hot breakfast will be served on Tues., Oct. 25 from 7:30-8:45 a.m. Parliamentary Restaurant, Centre Block. Free for parliamentarians and the media. $25 for all others. For more information and to RSVP, go to or call 613-238-6112 ext. 310.

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