June 14, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Shirley Maheu

Liberal

Mrs. Shirley Maheu (Saint-Laurent -Cartierville):

Madam Speaker, my question is directed to the Minister of Multiculturalism and Citizenship. It is hard to understand why a child born abroad of Canadian parents automatically has Canadian citizenship, while a baby adopted abroad does not have that status. The parents have to wait more than two years. Do these children represent some kind of risk for this country? Why did the minister fail to amend the Citizenship Act as he promised?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP
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