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Canadian Nationality Law
CANADIAN NATIONALITY LAW is promulgated by the Citizenship
Citizenship
Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. C-29) since 1977. The Act determines who is, or is eligible to be, a citizen of Canada
Canada
. The Act replaced the previous Canadian Citizenship
Citizenship
Act (S.C. 1946, c. 15; cited after 1970 as R.S.C. 1970, c. C-19) in 1977 and has gone through four significant amendments, in 2007, 2009, 2015 and 2017. Canadian citizenship is typically obtained by birth in Canada
Canada
on the principle of jus soli , or birth abroad when at least one parent is a Canadian citizen or by adoption by at least one Canadian citizen under the rules of jus sanguinis . It can also be granted to a permanent resident who has lived in Canada
Canada
for a period of time through naturalization
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Ottawa
OTTAWA (/ˈɒtəwə/ ( listen ) or /-wɑː/ ; French pronunciation: ​ ) is the capital city of Canada
Canada
. It stands on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of southern Ontario
Ontario
. Ottawa borders Gatineau
Gatineau
, Quebec
Quebec
; the two form the core of the Ottawa– Gatineau
Gatineau
census metropolitan area (CMA) and the National Capital Region (NCR). As of 2016 Ottawa
Ottawa
had a city population of 934,243 and a metropolitan population of 1,323,783 making it the fourth-largest city and the fifth-largest CMA in Canada. Founded in 1826 as Bytown
Bytown
, and incorporated as "Ottawa" in 1855, the city has evolved into the political and technological centre of Canada
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British Nationality Law And The Republic Of Ireland
This article is about British nationality law in respect of citizens of Ireland . The latter is referred to in British nationality law as the "Republic of Ireland " and was previously referred to as "Eire" (sic) between 1937 and 1949 and as the Irish Free State between 1922 and 1937. (This article does not discuss Irish nationality law )
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British Subject
The term BRITISH SUBJECT has had a number of different legal meanings over time. Formerly 'British subject' was used to denote de facto citizenship of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and the British Empire
British Empire
, and until 1949 was used to refer generally to any person born or naturalised in the United Kingdom or the British Empire, including the independent dominions such as Canada
Canada
and Australia
Australia
(but not including protectorates , e.g., the Princely States ). The term had a more complex interpretation between 1949 and 1983 and the move to independence of many of the colonies, with subject status existing alongside citizenship of an individual country or colony. Currently the term 'British subject' refers, in British nationality law , to a limited class of people defined by Part IV of the British Nationality Act 1981
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Supreme Court Of Canada
45°25'19.00"N 75°42'20.00"W COMPOSITION METHOD Judicial appointments in Canada AUTHORIZED BY Constitution Act, 1867 and Supreme Court Act JUDGE TERM LENGTH Mandatory retirement at age 75 NO
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42nd Canadian Parliament
The 42ND CANADIAN PARLIAMENT is the current Parliament of Canada , with the membership of its Lower House, the House of Commons of Canada , having been determined by the results of the 2015 federal election held on October 19, 2015, and with at least seven new appointees to its Upper House, the Senate of Canada , on the Constitutional advice of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to Governor General David Johnston . Parliament officially resumed on December 3, 2015 with the election of a new Speaker , Geoff Regan , followed by a Speech from the Throne the following day. The current Speaker of the Senate of Canada is George Furey , who was appointed Speaker of the Canadian Senate on the Constitutional advice of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, to replace Leo Housakos , on December 3, 2015
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Parliament Of Canada
Initially assumed some jurisdiction from: * Parliament of the Province of Canada * General Assembly of Nova Scotia * New Brunswick Legislature Later added some jurisdiction from: * Hudson\'s Bay Company * Legislature
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Canada
Coordinates : 60°N 95°W / 60°N 95°W / 60; -95 CANADA Flag MOTTO: A Mari Usque Ad Mare (Latin ) (English: "From Sea to Sea") ANTHEM: " O Canada
O Canada
"------------------------- ROYAL ANTHEM : " God Save the Queen
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Government Of Canada
Provincial and territorial executive councils Premiers Legislative ( Queen-in-Parliament ) Federal parliament Senate Speaker of the Senate Government
Government
Leader in the Senate Opposition Leader in the Senate Senate divisions House of Commons Speaker of the house Govern
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British Overseas Territories Citizens
The status of BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES CITIZEN (BOTC) relates to persons holding British nationality by virtue of a connection with a British Overseas Territory (BOT). Nearly all BOTCs are also British citizens as a result of the changes made to British nationality law
British nationality law
in 2002
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British National (Overseas)
BRITISH NATIONAL (OVERSEAS), commonly known as BN(O), is one of the major classes of British nationality
British nationality
under British nationality law
British nationality law
. Holders of this nationality are British nationals and Commonwealth citizens , but not British citizens
British citizens
. The nationality itself does not grant right of abode anywhere in the world, including United Kingdom or Hong Kong
Hong Kong
, but most BN(O)s possess either right of abode or right to land in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
. BN(O)s are subject to British immigration controls and do not have the automatic right to live or work in the United Kingdom. The British National (Overseas)
British National (Overseas)
status was created by the Hong Kong Act 1985 in anticipation of transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong
Hong Kong
on 1 July 1997
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British Nationality Act 1948
The BRITISH NATIONALITY ACT 1948 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that created the status of "Citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies" (CUKC) as the national citizenship of the United Kingdom and its colonies. The Act, which came into effect on 1 January 1949, was passed in consequence of the 1947 Commonwealth conference on nationality and citizenship, which had agreed that each of the Commonwealth member states would legislate for its own citizenship, distinct from the shared status of "Commonwealth citizen" (formerly known as "British subject"). Similar legislation was also passed in most of the other Commonwealth countries
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Immigration Act 1971
The IMMIGRATION ACT 1971 (c 77) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
concerning immigration . The Act, as with the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962 , and that of 1968 , restricts immigration, especially primary immigration into the UK. It introduced the concept of patriality or right of abode . It is connected in relation to deportation notices, at sections 11 and 23 of the Terrorism Act 2000
Terrorism Act 2000
. CONTENTS * 1 Effects * 2 Contents * 3 See also * 4 Notes * 5 Further reading EFFECTSWilliams argues that foreign-policy pressures led Edward Heath's Conservative government to adopt discriminatory Commonwealth immigration policy, breaking from the non-discriminatory immigration policy that had preceded it. London saw a need to appease Canada, New Zealand and Australia over the negative impact on them of Britain's joining the European Economic Community
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British Nationality Act 1981
The BRITISH NATIONALITY ACT 1981, Chapter 61, is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
concerning British nationality
British nationality
since 1 January 1983. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Objectives of the Act * 2.1 Reclassification of United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and Colonies citizenship * 2.2 Modification of jus soli * 2.3 Other changes * 3 Criticisms * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORY Further information: History of British nationality law
British nationality law
In the mid-1970s the British Government decided to update the nationality code, which had been significantly amended since the British Nationality Act 1948
British Nationality Act 1948
came into force on 1 January 1949
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British Overseas Territories
The 14 BRITISH OVERSEAS TERRITORIES (BOT) are territories under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. They are the parts of the British Empire
British Empire
that have not been granted independence or have voted to remain British territories. These territories do not form part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
and, with the exception of Gibraltar, are not part of the European Union. Most of the inhabited territories are internally self-governing, with the UK retaining responsibility for defence and foreign relations. The rest are either uninhabited or have a transitory population of military or scientific personnel. They share the British monarch ( Elizabeth II
Elizabeth II
) as head of state
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