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Repeal provision of Bill C-24 stating that Canadian citizenship can be revoked after being convicted of treason or of an act of terrorism in Canada or abroad.

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Source: News

September 28, 2015

Thursday February 25, 2016 | Toronto Star

Ottawa reverses course of Canada's 'easier to lose, harder to get' citizenship

The Liberal government has introduced new legislation to remove barriers to citizenship erected by its Conservatives predecessors while retaining and extending officials' authority to deal with fraud.

The changes, expected to be implemented later this year, will provide greater flexibility for applicants trying to meet the requirements for citizenship and help immigrants become full-fledged Canadian citizens sooner, said Immigration Minister John McCallum.

The government will also fulfil another campaign promise by repealing the controversial provisions introduced by the Tories in May that allowed authorities to remove citizenship from dual citizens for “acts against the national interest,” including terrorism or treason.