Canadians of convenience

The National Post today reports on new rules in the citizenship process that may render children – adopted by Canadians or born to Canadians outside of Canadian soil – as less than full-Canadian citizens. Read the story here.

The Fraser Institute interprets this as a way to protect Canada from ‘citizens of convenience’: As quoted in the Jan 16/09 National Post story: “If you’re going to be a Canadian, you have to have some substantive ties. If you keep giving citizenship on indefinitely to your progeny and their progeny, the ties are pretty questionable.”