is an analysis of the Katriuk denaturalization proceedings commencing on Aug. 15, 1996, and culminating in the "guilty" verdict of Judge Marc Nadon on Jan. 29, 1999. The original verdict and our analysis thereof are archived in the first two html files listed below. However the reader is encouraged to first read the summary in the third html file.

In our opinion, the May 13, 1958, letter from Citizenship and Immigration informing Paul Masse that his clients are now registered under their true names, Vladimir and Maria Katriuk, is at the crux of this case. In essence, Judge Nadon overrules the decision of the Citizenship and Immigration authorities, first, in granting the name change, secondly, in giving Mr. and Mrs. Katriuk landed status in Quebec City on Aug. 14, 1951, and finally, in granting them citizenship on Nov. 10, 1958.

We warn the reader that some of our terminology and analysis is not politically correct, and apologize in advance to anyone who is offended.

Will Zuzak
Nov. 30, 1999

Update: Jun. 30, 2007
In a short letter dated May 18, 2007, Raylene Baker, Senior Director of Citizenship and Immigration Canada informed Vladimir Katriuk "that on May 17, 2007 the Governor in Council decided not to revoke your citizenship". Presumably, this brings the persecution of Mr. Katriuk to an end. All that remains is to demand and obtain an apology and financial restitution/compensation from the federal government.

The original Katriuk Files are archived at the Lily website at