Dual citizens who commit terrorist acts should lose Canadian status: Kenney

OTTAWA – Immigration Minister Jason Kenney says the government should consider changing the law so that Canadians with dual citizenship who commit terrorist acts abroad can be stripped of their Canadian status.

Kenney says other western countries have the power to revoke citizenship in cases of terrorism.

His comments follow revelations Tuesday that a Canadian with dual citizenship is suspected of being involved in a deadly bombing that killed six people aboard a bus in Bulgaria last year.

Conservative backbencher Devinder Shory has proposed a private member’s bill to revoke the citizenship of dual-status Canadians who go abroad to commit acts of war against Canada.

Kenney says that bill could be expanded to include terrorist acts in general.

He says people involved in terrorism have clearly renounced any sense of loyalty to Canada and should be treated accordingly.




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Dual citizens who commit terrorist acts should lose Canadian status: Kenney

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  2. Disagree.

    A citizen is a citizen is a citizen. If you don’t want people to have the rights of being a citizen, don’t grant it to them. Once it is granted, you should not be allowed to take it away. One should also remember that the state exists to serve its citizens, not the other way around.

    Remember, never give the state powers that you don’t want to have used against you. Especially since the charge of “terrorism” is such a nebulous one, and often politically motivated.

    • ‘Remember, never give the state powers that you don’t want to have used
      against you. Especially since the charge of “terrorism” is such a
      nebulous one, and often politically motivated.’

      Exactly. Just what I said.

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