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jeff house
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posted 25 November 2005 09:45 PM      Profile for jeff house     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
The Toronto Star had two articles on His Lordship today. In the first, they go over his renunciation of Canadian citizenship and remind us all of his statements at the time:

"Renouncing my citizenship was the last and most consistent act of dissent I could pose against a public policy which I believe is depriving Canada of its right and duty to be one of the world's great countries."

He didn't like any public policy which required him to pay taxes, or accept labour unions.

Now, he's trying to get his citizenship back, because:

if Black were convicted and receives a prison sentence, his decision to renounce his citizenship would likely scuttle any chance for him to request a transfer to a Canadian jail. Only Canadian citizens can seek a transfer here from a jail elsewhere.

Oh, sorry, the real reason is certainly not so self-centred!

A second article discusses his legal chances:

Last week, Joe Volpe, the minister of citizenship and immigration, introduced two amendments to the Citizenship Act in the House of Commons. One recognizes children adopted abroad, the other has to do with foreign criminal charges and their impact on citizenship.

Foreign charges and convictions do not currently stop someone from obtaining Canadian citizenship.

From: toronto | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged
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posted 26 November 2005 12:40 PM      Profile for Michelle   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Let's talk about this here.
From: I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more cowbell. | Registered: May 2001  |  IP: Logged

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