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  2/7/2013, Shevat 27, 5773

Minister: Strip Canadians of Citizenship Over Terrorism


Canada’s Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said on Wednesday that he believes the Canadian parliament should consider stripping Canadians of their citizenship for acts of terrorism, after it was confirmed that a Canadian suspect was involved in the Bulgaria terror attack last July.

An opposition leader called the proposal a "knee-jerk response," AFP reported.

Kenney told reporters that the Canadian suspect in last year's fatal bus bombing in Burgas was born in Lebanon and only lived in Canada for a few years as a child.

"We believe he's likely a dual Canadian-Lebanese national who has not lived here as a permanent resident since the age of 12," Kenney said, according to AFP.