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I am a Canadian citizen. Why can’t my son be a Canadian citizen, too?

Kelsey Norman

I am a Canadian citizen. Why can’t my son be a Canadian citizen, too?.

"Allowing some Canadian citizens — those born in Canada — the ability to transmit their nationality while denying others — Canadians by descent — from doing so creates an unequal, hierarchical model that ultimately tarnishes what it means to be Canadian," writes fellow Kelsey Norman in an op-ed for The Globe and Mail.