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Canada proposes citizenship changes
BBC News [UK], by Staff

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 2/7/2014 8:26:16 AM

The Canadian government has proposed sweeping changes to its rules on citizenship. Under the plans, Canada would be able to revoke citizenship from dual nationals who have been convicted of terrorism, spying or high treason. Applicants would also have to pass a knowledge test and have proficiency in English or French. Immigration Minister Chris Alexander said citizenship should not be simply a "passport of convenience". [Snip] Other proposals for new applicants include having to wait six years to apply for Canadian citizenship instead of the current four.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Northcross, 2/7/2014 8:31:26 AM     (No. 9722919)

Why those nasty racists.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Rumblehog, 2/7/2014 9:39:07 AM     (No. 9722983)

Not a bad idea. Canada is being overrun by muslim scum from the ME and Africa.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: TXknitter, 2/7/2014 11:00:26 AM     (No. 9723089)

A conservative woman in Manitoba bought one of my horses last year. She wrote me about this. America is being overrun too by the same groups but praise God, Canada has a good Prime Minister and a government trying to DO something about it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/7/2014 2:29:55 PM     (No. 9723432)

And this simple logic took how long?

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