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1. List two subscription services that you can access through the Humber Library website (for free) as a Humber student. (1 mark) Two subscription services that you can access through the Humber Library website for free as a Humber student are E-Laws and Department of Justice Canada.

2. Which statute deals with issues related to citizenship in Canada? Provide its full citation. (2 marks)
The statute that deals with issues related to citizenship in Canada is the Citizenship Act, R.S.C. 1985, c. C.29.

3. What is the best free-access, online source that you can use to read the full text of this stature and the associated regulations? What is the currency date of the statute as of the date you are submitting this assignment? (1 mark) The best free-access, online source that you can use to read the full text of this statute and the associated regulations would be the Justice Laws website. The currency date of the statute would be

4. Was Maya a Canadian citizen at birth, or did her parents have to apply for her to become a Canadian citizen? What section in the Act deals with this issue? (2 marks) Maya was a Canadian citizen at birth due to the fact that she was born on March 1, 1977 and even though she was born outside Canada, one of her parents was a citizen of Canada. Section 3(1) in the Act deals with this issue. Section 5(5) of the Citizenship Act also deals with this issue if Maya’s parents applied for her to become a Canadian citizen.

5. What if Jatinder died before Maya was born? (Assume that he is her birth father, not an adoptive parent) Does that affect Maya’s citizenship? (2 marks) If Jatinder died before Maya was born, she would still be considered a Canadian citizen. Her citizenship would not be affected due to Section 4(2) of the Citizenship Act which states that the child would have been deemed to have been born before the death of that parent.

6. What if, before Maya was born, the immigration authorities...
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