A new public opinion poll has found overwhelming support for a proposal to revoke the citizenship of those who commit acts of treason and terrorism against their fellow Canadians, a Calgary MP said Monday.
Eight out of 10 people polled by NRG Research agreed Canadians guilty of treason should lose their citizenship. A similar ratio favoured revoking citizenship from terrorists who target their countrymen.
The poll was commissioned by Devinder Shory, the Conservative MP for Calgary Northeast, who has tabled a private member’s bill that proposes stripping citizenship from Canadians who commit acts of war against the Canadian Forces.
“Canadian citizenship is a privilege, not a right,” he said in a statement Monday. “Anyone who commits an act of war or terrorism against Canada, who acts against Canadians and Canadian laws and values, should be stripped of the privilege of being a Canadian citizen.”