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Canadian Citizenship Act – Bill C-6

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Jim Eglinski my view, is an unacceptable double standard. barbaric crimes — terrorism, espionage, treason K by GEORGE VANDERBURG
and taking up arms against members of the
Internationally, France's political elite is currently
involved in a heated debate over whether to revoke
Canadian Armed Forces —should not enjoy the
MLA Whitecourt-Ste. Anne
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Conservative dual nationality, while the U.K. has stripped almost Canadian citizenship.
As I do with all legislation that passes through
40 people of British citizenship in the last half-
iews Liberal Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and dozen years, including some born in the country. Parliament, I will examine the bill. However, like
Refugees, the Honourable John McCallum, tabled
you, I am extremely concerned by these changes.
I believe Canadians deserve to be protected from
Bill C-6, an 'Act to Amend the Citizenship Act and
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make consequential amendments to another Act.' acts of terror, and dual citizens who commit these
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