A change made last month to how citizenship applications are processed in Canada by Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is an "underhanded and abusive" tactic by the government to circumvent the law, the Canadian Bar Association charged on Wednesday. Anyone seeking Canadian citizenship as a new skilled immigrant is required to speak either English or French, the country's two official languages.
According to Immigration and Refugee protection Regulations, those applying under the Federal Skilled Worker or Canada Experience classes are able to choose to either take an International English Language Testing System or Test d'evaluation de Francais, or provide sufficient documentation demonstrating language proficiency. But on June 26, Kenney gave "ministerial instructions" that only applications filed with a completed standardized language proficiency test will be processed, effective immediately.
This man is a tyrant.