Canada v Malsufuro

Canada v Malsufuro

Canada v Malsufuro, [1908] 13 BCR 417
Certificate for naturalization was attempted to be filed by some Japanese Canadians, including Saddjiro Malsufuro, which was opposed by an Edward Alexander Lucas. Grant Co. Ct. J considered whether he was able to hear these objections, most prominently whether he was able to allow cross-examination on the grounds on which the certificate was issued. Ultimately Grant Co. Ct. J. concluded that recent amendments to the Naturalization Act permitted him to do so, and ordered the applicants to appear for cross-examination relating to their claim for Naturalization.



Canada v Malsufuro


Researcher: Monique F. Ulysses
Researcher: Lauren Chalaturnyk
Metadata author: Connell Parish
Metadata author: Gordon Lyall
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Source: County Court of Vancouver. British Columbia Reports. 1908.


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