Feds aim to strip Canadian citizenship from 3,100 ‘cheats’

Posted by Ravi Gulati | Posted in News of Interest, Uncategorized | Posted on 10-09-2012

“We are taking action to strip citizenship and permanent residence status from people who don’t play by the rules and who lie or cheat to become a Canadian citizen,” Immigration Minister Jason Kenney told a news conference Monday.

The government plans to revoke the citizenship of 3,100 people — most from Persian Gulf states — who had lied about their residency and failed to reside in the country for three of the four previous years when they submitted their applications. They were reverted to be permanent residents and must re-apply.

via Feds aim to strip Canadian citizenship from 3,100 ‘cheats’ – thestar.com.