Government challenged on right to revoke citizenship


View Poll Results: Should the Govt have the ability /right to revoke citizenship
Yes 6 66.67%
No 1 11.11%
Should be expanded for serious crimes -repeat offenders 2 22.22%
Yes 4 44.44%
No 1 11.11%
Not sure 2 22.22%
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Goober
#1
Either way it is off to the SCoC
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/government-challenged-on-right-to-revoke-citizenship/article19345551/

A Toronto lawyer is challenging the Conservative government’s right to revoke the citizenship of Canadians with dual nationality, including those born in this country, if they commit serious crimes such as terrorism here or abroad.

Rocco Galati filed the challenge in Federal Court on Wednesday, citing two cases from the turn of the 20th century in which the government of British Columbia tried to deny certain rights of citizenship to Chinese and Japanese immigrants and their Canadian-born children. He says that nothing in Canada’s 1867 or 1982 Constitution allows Parliament to revoke the citizenship of the native-born.

“They don’t have the constitutional authority to touch this,” he said in an interview. “Certain things can’t be touched.”

The government did not respond directly to the issues raised by the challenge on Wednesday.

The Strengthening Canadian Citizenship Act, which became law this month, allows the government to revoke the citizenship of dual nationals convicted of crimes such as terrorism, treason and espionage, or who take up arms against Canada.

“We’re talking about revocation of dual nationals, wherever they’re born, for very rare and very serious crimes,” Mr. Alexander has said. (Citizenship can also be taken away if people lie, or commit fraud, on their application.)

Britain passed a law last month that goes even further, allowing the government to take away citizenship from those with only one nationality, leaving individuals stateless. The country has stripped 42 people of their citizenship since 2006, under a previous version of the law.
 
Spade
+1
#2
Our government has fallen on its head. Prognosis is good if an election is applied early. There may be some residual damage but that can be overcome through therapy.
 
Praxius
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#3
Revoking the citizenship of a Canadian born in the Canada?

Nucking Futz.
 
taxslave
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#4
Quote: Originally Posted by PraxiusView Post

Revoking the citizenship of a Canadian born in the Canada?

Nucking Futz.

Yes under certain circumstances such as when parents are illegals that came here strictly to have a child born here.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

Yes under certain circumstances such as when parents are illegals that came here strictly to have a child born here.

Anchor babies..

They are just looking at the 1000's of pregnant mothers crossing the US/Mexican border in the last month from Honduras and Nicaragua and trying to form some legislation so Canada is not next on their list.

As far as revoking the dual citizenship of an individual who is fighting in the ISIS, Hamas or Al Qaeda military, then wants to return to Canada... duh.. thank God!!
 
captain morgan
+1
#6
Omar Khadr and his family... Canadians of convenience
 
damngrumpy
+1
#7
If you are born here no, being born here is an inherent right.
For those who come here with false information or commit
serious crimes or engage in terrorist behavior Yes we should
revoke it
 
B00Mer
#8
So who is first on their list of Canadian Citizenship revocations ?? Anyone??



Born in Calgary, Alberta, Canada...
 

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