“A law that alienates some was un-Canadian,” he said. “Repealing it, and repealing it this quick, that’s Canadian.
”The proposed changes — expected to take effect sometime this year — will provide greater flexibility for applicants trying to meet requirements for citizenship, Immigration Minister John McCallum said.
Permanent residents would be required to be in Canada for three years, down from four, before applying. They would get credit for time spent on student or work visas prior to becoming permanent residents, a practice the Conservatives nixed.