An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts (S.C. 2014, c. 22)

Assented to 2014-06-19

Marginal note:Existing applications  — expiry of section 14

 In the event that section 14 of the Citizenship Act expires in accordance with section 28.1 of that Act, every application that is referred to a citizenship judge for determination under that section 14 and in respect of which a decision to approve or not to approve is not made before the expiry of that section 14 is to be dealt with and disposed of in accordance with the provisions of that Act, as if that section 14 had been repealed.

Marginal note:Existing appeals and judicial review applications

 An appeal under subsection 14(5) of the Citizenship Act  —  or an application for judicial review with respect to any matter under that Act  —  that was commenced before the day on which section 20 comes into force and was not finally disposed of before that day is to be dealt with and disposed of in accordance with that Act and the Federal Courts Act as they read immediately before that day.

Marginal note:Proceeding pending
  •  (1) A proceeding that is pending before the Federal Court immediately before the day on which section 8 comes into force, as a result of a referral under section 18 of the Citizenship Act as that section 18 read immediately before that day, is to be dealt with and disposed of in accordance with that Act, as it read immediately before that day.

  • Marginal note:Revocation cases  —  sections 34, 35 and 37 of Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

    (2) Any proceeding with respect to allegations that a person obtained, retained, renounced or resumed his or her citizenship by false representation or fraud or by knowingly concealing material circumstances, with respect to a fact described in section 34, 35 or 37 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act other than a fact that is also described in paragraph 36(1)(a) or (b) or (2)(a) or (b) of that Act, that is pending before the Federal Court immediately before the day on which section 8 comes into force, as a result of a referral under section 18 of the Citizenship Act as that section 18 read immediately before that day, is to be continued as a proceeding under subsection 10.1(1) of the Citizenship Act, as enacted by section 8.

  • Marginal note:Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness

    (3) In a proceeding that is continued as set out in subsection (2), the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, on the request of the Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, may seek a declaration that the person is inadmissible on security grounds, on grounds of violating human or international rights or on grounds of organ­ized criminality under, respectively, subsection 34(1), paragraph 35(1)(a) or (b) or subsection 37(1) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.

  • Marginal note:Other cases

    (4) If, immediately before the coming into force of section 8, a notice has been given under subsection 18(1) of the Citizenship Act, as that subsection read immediately before that coming into force, and the case is not provided for under section 32 or any of subsections (1) to (3), the notice is cancelled and any proceeding arising from it is terminated on that coming into force, in which case the Minister, within the meaning of that Act, may provide the person to whom that notice was given a notice under subsection 10(3) of that Act, as enacted by section 8, or may commence an action for a declaration in respect of that person under subsection 10.1(1) of that Act, as enacted by section 8.

CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS

R.S., c. F-7; 2002, c. 8, s. 14Federal Courts Act

Marginal note:2002, c. 8, s. 30

 Section 21 of the Federal Courts Act is repealed.

2001, c. 27Immigration and Refugee Protection Act

 Paragraph 40(1)(d) of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act is replaced by the following:

  • (d) on ceasing to be a citizen under

    • (i) paragraph 10(1)(a) of the Citizenship Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 8 of the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, in the circumstances set out in subsection 10(2) of the Citizenship Act, as it read immediately before that coming into force,

    • (ii) subsection 10(1) of the Citizenship Act, in the circumstances set out in section 10.2 of that Act, or

    • (iii) Paragraph 10.1(3)(a) of the Citizenship Act, in the circumstances set out in section 10.2 of that Act.

 Subsection 46(2) of the Act is replaced by the following:

  • Marginal note:Effect of ceasing to be citizen

    (2) A person becomes a permanent resident if he or she ceases to be a citizen under

    • (a) paragraph 10(1)(a) of the Citizenship Act, as it read immediately before the coming into force of section 8 of the Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, other than in the circumstances set out in subsection 10(2) of the Citizenship Act, as it read immediately before that coming into force;

    • (b) subsection 10(1) of the Citizenship Act, other than in the circumstances set out in section 10.2 of that Act; or

    • (c) paragraph 10.1(3)(a) of the Citizenship Act, other than in the circumstances set out in section 10.2 of that Act.

COORDINATING AMENDMENTS

Marginal note:2013, c. 33
  •  (1) In this section, “other Act” means the Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1.

  • (2) If section 170 of the other Act comes into force before subsection 24(2) of this Act, then that subsection 24(2) is repealed.

  • (3) If section 170 of the other Act comes into force on the same day as subsection 24(2) of this Act, then that subsection 24(2) is deemed to have come into force before that section 170.

  • (4) On the first day on which both section 27.2 of the Citizenship Act, as enacted by section 171 of the other Act, and section 27.2 of the Citizenship Act, as enacted by section 26 of this Act, are in force, section 27.2 of the Citizenship Act, as enacted by section 171 of the other Act, is renumbered as section 27.3 and is repositioned accordingly if required.

Marginal note:Bill C-425
  •  (1) Subsections (2) to (4) apply if Bill C-425, introduced in the 1st session of the 41st Parliament and entitled An Act to amend the Citizenship Act (honouring the Canadian Armed Forces) (in this section referred to as the “other Act”), receives royal assent.

  • (2) If the other Act comes into force before subsection 3(3) of this Act, then, on the day on which that subsection 3(3) comes into force, paragraph 5(1)(e.1), subsections 9(1.1) and (1.2) and paragraph 11(1)(c.1) of the Citizenship Act are repealed and the Citizenship Act is amended by adding “and” at the end of paragraphs 5(1)(e) and 11(1)(c).

  • (3) If subsection 3(3) of this Act comes into force before the other Act, then, on the day on which the other Act comes into force, the other Act is deemed never to have come into force and is repealed.

  • (4) If subsection 3(3) of this Act comes into force on the same day as the other Act, then that subsection 3(3) is deemed to have come into force before the other Act and subsection (3) applies as a consequence.

COMING INTO FORCE

Marginal note:Order in council
  •  (1) Subsection 7(3), section 11, subsections 12(1) and (3), section 13, subsection 16(2) and sections 20, 22, 27 and 41 come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:Order in council

    (2) Subsections 2(2), (3), (5), (6), (8), (11), (15) and (17) to (19), 3(1), (2), (4) to (6) and (8) and 4(2), (3), (5), (6), (8), (10) and (11), section 6, subsections 7(1) and (2), section 8, subsections 9(1), (2) and (4), section 10, subsection 12(2), sections 14 and 15, subsections 16(1) and (3), sections 17 to 19, 21 and 23, subsections 24(2) to (6) and sections 25, 28 to 30, 42 and 43 come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council that is made not earlier than one day after the day on which an order is made under subsection (1).

  • Marginal note:Order in council

    (3) Subsection 24(1) and section 26 come into force on a day to be fixed by order of the Governor in Council.

  • Marginal note:April 17, 2009

    (4) Subsections 2(4), (7), (9), (10), (12), (14) and (16) and 4(1), (4), (7) and (9) are deemed to have come into force on April 17, 2009.

 
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