October 10, 1945 (20th Parliament, 1st Session)

CCF

George Hugh Castleden

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. G. H. CASTLEDEN (Yorkton):

Mr. Speaker, this resolution, proposes the establishment of a distinctive Canadian citizenship, available to all persons of certain residence or birth qualifications within the dominion. I notice on the order paper under the name of the Secretary of State (Mr. Martin) a. bill which was allowed to stand to-day respecting nationality, citizenship, naturalization and the status of aliens. If I could have the-assurance of the Secretary of State that the-bill he is to introduce does provide such citizenship, I should be quite willing to let. this motion drop.
Hon. PAUL MARTIN (Secretary of State)' r The hon. gentleman was kind enough to discuss this matter with me earlier. As the speech from the throne indicated, the bill standing in my name will create the status
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of citizenship. It will not only meet the point the hon. gentleman has in mind; it will ;go much farther.

Topic:   CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP
Subtopic:   AVAILABILITY TO PERSONS OF CERTAIN RESIDENCE OR BIRTH QUALIFICATIONS
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