Canada for citizenship revocation from dual nationals involved in terrorism
Canada, 11th February: Canada immigration minister Jason Kenney announced that the nation is considering stripping citizenship of dual citizens involved in terror acts.
Canada may take an action of such individuals in a short period of time.
Strip citizenship of those involved in terror acts—If anyone commits such acts, he(or she) is simply renouncing any attachment to the nation. It is an act of hostility since such acts mean that the individual is viewing his fellow nationals not as friends but enemies.
In such a case, one’s own citizenship is nothing short of a big curse. So, how can such an individual be allowed to get the benefits of such citizenship? It is a question that comes to our minds at once.
Canada is considering to revoke Canada citizenship of dual nationals involved in terror acts.
Speaking about the issue in details, Canada immigration minister Kenney said the nation must strip Canada citizenship of dual nationals who are involved in committing terror acts overseas. He was referring to the recent reports of involvement of Canadian nationals having their role in Bulgaria and Algeria attacks.
The bill has been tabled by Devinder Shory, a Conservative and must be included in the private member’s bill.
Canada needs such law--As of now, Canada does not have any law to renounce or revoke the citizenship of such people while most of other nations do have such laws, informed Kenney.
(Meanwhile, Canada, under Section 10 of Citizenship Act, does have a provision of revoking Canada citizenship of a period who has gained his Canada citizenship through foul means including misrepresentation, or concealing any material circumstances)
The US has law to revoke the citizenship of anyone having been convicted of treason. Similarly, the UK and Australia also have rules for stripping citizenship of such people. So, Canada must look at the ways to expand the bill tabled by Shory recently by including terror acts committed overseas, suggested Kenney.
Talking about the issue, Canadian officials are carrying out detailed probe into the claims of the role of two Canadians in the Algeria gas plant attack in January this year.