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Subject: Re: [MONTREAL] Canadian identity/ British subject papers
Date: Sun, 27 May 2007 18:36:48 -0400
The Way it was in 1947: Reader's Digest, 40 years in Canada pg 37
Canadians began 1947 with a new identity. Under the Citizenship Act which
came into effect on January 1, 1947...they were no longer just British
subjects but first and foremost "Canadian citizens," soon to be issued with
their own passports and served by their own embassies abroad.
ps: How many of you ever received your British subject papers?
How many of you ever received your Canadian citizen papers?
Who might have received or should have received British subject papers? And when
would they have been issued? From where?
I can understand that born in a British colony one would have been a British
subject.. thus not needing a passport to travel to England or visa/versa?
..or so I had thought..
I have on one of my branches a 16 year old lad travelling to Canada to work
under one of the schemes and although he was born in England [per birth cert. ]
he was issued a "passport" to travel here????? 1927. [per ships manifest info]
The ships manifest was also stamped Landed Immigrant.. but why would a passport have been issued in the first place?
Can anyone shed some light?
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