TORONTO (AP) — Canada can revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism or other high crimes under a controversial new law.
The law, which went into effect Friday, would revoke citizenship for anyone found guilty of terrorism, treason and spying for a foreign government.
The rules would also apply to dual citizens who take up arms against Canada by fighting in a foreign army or joining an international terrorist organization.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has been ramping up anti-terrorism measures ahead of a federal election in October.
The new law has met with strong public criticism, and two Ontario lawyers have already launched a court case arguing it is unconstitutional.