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Federal Court orders Ottawa to end expedited citizenship revocation process

Monday, May 15, 2017 @ 1:23 PM | By Christopher Guly

A landmark Federal Court of Canada ruling last week striking down provisions of the Harper Conservative government’s amendments to the Citizenship Act that expedited the revocation of citizenship on grounds of fraud or misrepresentation could restore citizenship to hundreds of Canadians.

Lorne Waldman“Those whose cases are pending will benefit from the decision, and those who have already lost their citizenship under the process since 2015 could go to court and argue that the system that revoked their citizenship is unconstitutional and seek an extension of time...