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Lost Canadians sue government over discriminatory citizenship

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Jason Kenney has stated that the government does not deny citizenship based on age, gender or marital status. Yet these factors are at the heart of the problem for "Lost Canadians", who are taking the federal government to court over its refusal to grant citizenship to victims of Canada's discriminatory laws of the past.

February 27, 2012