Proposed Citizenship changes includes revoking Citizenship for Treason

Recently proposed Citizenship Act changes  (Bill C-24)  are designed to strengthen the process of applying for Canadian citizenship – including giving the Immigration Minister the authority to revoke Citizenship in extreme but carefully delineated circumstances.

In particular anyone who takes up arms against Canada – described as:

“anyone convicted of terrorism, high treason, treason, or spying offences, depending on the sentence received.”


“Complex cases such as “war crimes, crimes against humanity, security, and other human or international rights violations” would be decided by the Federal Court.”

This is very encouraging news.


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