To celebrate Canada Day the Toronto Star profiled 10 naturalized citizens, representing 10 different countries. Some were refugees; others came as immigrants. Some have been here for decades; others are newly arrived. But they all share a common love for the freedom Canada has guaranteed them and the security their citizenship has given them. They place great value on their Canadian citizenship and it has deep meaning for them.
Most, but not all, disagree with the new federal legislation and the idea of shifting citizenship from a right to a privilege. And some are concerned about the expanded revocation powers contained in the legislation.