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CIJnews is an independent, dynamic and reliable online news source that serves the Canadian Jewish and Israeli communities and provides an uncensored platform for the spectrum of voices.

Amendment to Immigration Act makes Syrian refugees eligible to vote in 2019

Bill C-6, An Act to amend the Citizenship Act and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act, which has passed third reading in the Senate on May 3, 2017, reduced the length of time someone must be physically present in Canada to qualify for Citizenship to three years (1095 days) within the five years before applying for citizenship.

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Ontario passes the Medical Assistance in Dying Statute Law Amendment Act

On Tuesday, May 9, 2017, Ontario passed legislation that will support the implementation of medical assistance in dying in accordance to the federal legislation, which came into force in June 2016 and sets out the parameters for how medical assistance in dying can be provided.

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