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on December 10, 2017 in World News

As Australia ousts MPs with dual citizenship, Canada’s Parliament embraces many in its ranks

At least 56 foreign-born members, 22 with dual or triple citizenship, hold seats in House of Commons, Senate By Kathleen Harris As a dual citizenship debacle rocks Australia’s political world, Canada’s Parliament embraces sitting MPs and Senators who were born around the world and hold dual, or even triple, citizenship. There are now at least 56 sitting parliamentarians — 44 MPs and 12 senators — born in countries outside Canada, according to information from the Library of Parliament and websites. At least 22 of them have citizenship from other countries, CBC News confirmed through queries to parliamentarians’ offices. That figure does not...

At least 56 foreign-born members, 22 with dual or triple citizenship, hold seats in House of Commons, Senate By Kathleen Harris As a dual citizenship debacle rocks Australia’s political world, Canada’s Parliament embraces sitting MPs and Senators who were born...

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