07/22/2013 05:39 EDT | Updated 09/21/2013 05:12 EDT

Jackie Scott, 'Lost Canadian,' Suspends Citizenship Application


VANCOUVER - A woman who's waited years to establish her Canadian citizenship will have to wait a bit longer while she debates the possibility of a class-action lawsuit.

Jackie Scott — one of the so-called lost Canadians who has been denied citizenship — suspended her own application today in Federal Court in Vancouver.

Scott had asked for a judicial review of the rejection of her citizenship application, but after a brief hearing today she and her lawyers decided they would expand the court action.

Scott told reporters outside the court that although it would have been nice to get confirmation that she's a Canadian, she cannot leave others like her behind if there's something she can do to help.

Scott was born in England in 1945 to a Canadian serviceman father and a British mother and later migrated to Canada.

The government claims that Scott's father was legally considered a British subject at the time because Canada's first citizenship act did not come into effect until 1947.

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