Canada eyes revoking citizenship of man tied to terror

February 6, 2013 21:57

OTTAWA - The Canadian government is eyeing legislation that would let it revoke the citizenship of dual nationals involved in acts of terrorism following news that a Canadian-Lebanese man participated in an attack that killed Israeli tourists in Bulgaria last year.

The Conservative government said on Tuesday that a Canadian dual national was one of three people who attacked a tourist bus in Bulgaria last summer, killing five Israelis.

Canada is investigating a separate charge by Algeria that a Canadian coordinated last month's attack on a gas plant there.

"Canadian citizenship is predicated on loyalty to this country, and I cannot think of a more obvious act of renouncing one's sense of loyalty than going and committing acts of terror," Immigration Minister Jason Kenney told reporters on Wednesday.

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