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CCLA strongly encourage the Honourable Senators to support the passage of Bill S-235 at third reading to ensure that child welfare survivors without citizenship status have a pathway to obtaining Canadian citizenship.

CCLA supports Bill S-235 and encourages the Honourable Senators to pass this Bill as amended by the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology to ensure that this Bill operates as intended to protect the rights and freedoms of young people without citizenship status who were under state care.

CCLA is a member of the Our Children, Our System, Our Responsibility (OCOSOR) Coalition, a coalition of agencies and advocates serving immigrants, refugees and children, and allied organizations.

Read CCLA’s letter here.

Read the Joint Submission from OCOSOR Coalition here.

About the Canadian Civil Liberties Association

The CCLA is an independent, non-profit organization with supporters from across the country. Founded in 1964, the CCLA is a national human rights organization committed to defending the rights, dignity, safety, and freedoms of all people in Canada.

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