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on May 30, 2015 in World News

Controversial law that allows revocation of Canadian citizenship goes into effect

Controversial law that allows revocation of Canadian citizenship goes into effect By Michelle McQuigge The federal government says it now has the power to revoke the citizenship of some Canadians convicted of terrorism, treason or espionage. A controversial new law, first introduced last June, went into effect on Friday. The Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration says there are several serious crimes that could result in dual citizens losing their Canadian status. The ministry says it would revoke citizenship for anyone found guilty of terrorism, treason and high treason, and spying for a foreign government. The rules would also apply to… View Article

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