“A Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian,” said Justin Trudeau on September 28, 2015. “And you devalue the citizenship of every Canadian in this place and in this country when you break down and make it conditional for anybody.”
The occasion was the Munk Debate on Foreign Policy, the penultimate leaders’ exchange of the election campaign. Trudeau was answering a question from Prime Minister Stephen Harper: “Why would we not revoke the citizenship of people convicted of terrorist offences against this country?” The query referred to Bill C-24, by which the Conservatives proposed to strip the citizenship of any dual national convicted of terrorist offences.
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