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Citizenship Act

Version of section 4 from 2002-12-31 to 2009-04-16:

Marginal note:Deserted child

  •  (1) For the purposes of paragraph 3(1)(a), every person who, before apparently attaining the age of seven years, was found as a deserted child in Canada shall be deemed to have been born in Canada, unless the contrary is proved within seven years from the date the person was found.

  • Marginal note:Child born after death of parent

    (2) For the purposes of paragraph 3(1)(b) and subsection 3(2), where a child is born after the death of either of his parents, the child shall be deemed to have been born before the death of that parent.

  • Marginal note:Person born of Canadian parent outside Canada

    (3) For the purposes of paragraph 3(1)(e), a person otherwise entitled under paragraph 5(1)(b) of the former Act to become a citizen immediately before February 15, 1977 remains so entitled notwithstanding that his birth is registered, after February 14, 1977, in accordance with the regulations made under the former Act,

    • (a) within two years after the occurrence of his birth; or

    • (b) within such extended period as the Minister may authorize after February 15, 1977 or has authorized before that date.

  • 1974-75-76, c. 108, s. 4

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