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Are any of these people terrorists too??

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Nice to hear that Canadians are so generous! I wonder what the Native American Indians have to say about white folk being so generous ??

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I wonder if they're still liable for taxes.

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Good for you, Canada. Hope US can do the same to clean up illegal aliens. No more cheaters.

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There is going to be some anti-Muslim backlash in Canada. Its already not very hard to find Canadian Islam haters on the net, or American for that matter. Not to say that they are the majority, because I don't think they are. I am just saying that there numbers are significant.

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Fraud happens. It's just amazing that in politically correct Canada they are actually going to do something about it. If the US government were to actually do anything about immigration fraud there would be an outcry of racism of the likes the world had never seen (well not since the last NAACP march against a large and cash flush corporation).

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About time. Now, What about those 200000 canadian "citizens" living in Lebanon who only come to Canada for the free healt care but don't pay anny taxes???

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Elbuda, how does Mexico treat their first nations?

Good for Canada for finally putting their foot down. I am sure this is still coming from the invasion on Lebanon and "Canadians" claiming they need help from the Canadian government. 2.5 years of living in Canada to get PR? Faaaaar too nice.

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Yes mexicano we removed the native Indians, build a nation the way we wanted and now we will fight to keep what we built. Do you have a problem with that , sunshine?

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Worse than America under Bush.

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Brown shirted, jack boot thugs targeting and a person with an Arabic name. Amnesty International should be calling for those behind this obvious hate crime to be tried and convicted by the World Court ........

Oh, wait. This story is about Canada.

Nevermind.

RR

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You can certainly tell the republican like folks in Canada are in control of government. Wasted efforts in symbolic racism to feed the christian right wing folks.

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If Three middlle eastern immigration consultants frodulently helped thousands of middle eastern immigrants get their permanent residency, it would only be normal that those three consultants along with the people they fraudulently helped be under investigation. Since most people involved are of middle eastern origin, it is also normal that most of the people being deported are olso of middle eastern origins. I fail to see a problem here.

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Canada has deported numerous Europeans who lied about their war service when they applied for citizenship during the 1950's and 1960's, but this principle can't be applied to others -who have also lied- just because they are minorities? Is the arbitrary application of the law the way Western "Democracy" works?

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More fear and paranoia gripping Canada.

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zurcroniums

You can certainly tell the republican like folks in Canada are in control of government. Wasted efforts in symbolic racism to feed the christian right wing folks.

Not much different really from the political class that ran Canada under its longest-serving prime minister, King. He was a liberal fruitcake who praised Hitler. Obviously the paranoia SuperLib refers to, glaringly obvious to us in America, infects both left and right up there.

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I hope they get deported too. Otherwise all that Canada gets is a replay.

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Whether planned or not we are seeing a bloodless invasion of the western world by people of the muslem faith. Emmigrate and breed. Don't get me wrong, I firmly believe in freedom of religion and have many musim friends but Europe and North America are being ovewhealmed by middle eastern immagrants. It's the same reason the nutcase in Norway used to massacre dozens of innocent people. Given enough numbers they can win at the ballot box.

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Elbuda: "Nice to hear that Canadians are so generous! I wonder what the Native American Indians have to say about white folk being so generous ??"

Seriously? What were the names of the original inhabitants of Mexico that were slaughtered into extinction again? We're talking about the present, and I'd say 67 people stripped of citizenship in 64 years to be pretty generous indeed.

The_The_in_the_way: This isn't an anti-Muslim thing -- it's an abuse of the immigration system, which is quite lax compared to many other nations. You've seen three names, and all happen to belong to Muslim nationals (or former, I should say), but I have no doubt that out of the other 1,100 who have been stripped of status so far not ALL of them are Muslims. It's not about nationality.

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THat is to say, it IS about Canadian nationality, but not based on the nationality of those seeking it.

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'Canadian citizenship is not for sale,...'

that's the worst lie, pure hypocritical bullshyt ever. if you are rich, you get permanent residency without any trouble. poor poor people of this world.

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smithinjapan:

" You've seen three names, and all happen to belong to Muslim nationals (or former, I should say), but I have no doubt that out of the other 1,100 who have been stripped of status so far not ALL of them are Muslims. It's not about nationality. "

Not all, but it is safe to say that the majority is. The names mentioned were those of the enablers, so from that you can guess about their clientele. And certainly you are aware that the main push for emigration to (and ultimately demographic conquest of) the Western world is from the muslim world with their massive youth overpopulation. SInce it is a stated goal of the islamists, it is hardly a secret either.

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Just to add, a lot of this issue stems from the Lebanon issue - as mentioned - and many are... Christians. With Muslim sounding names. Religion isn't an issue here. Fraudulent claims are. Canada has a rather large Muslim population and I don't see THEM protesting this, just the white "you hate Muslims" as usual.

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Any one who thinks this is about race or religion needs their head read, it's about fraud and abuse of a system, i think that anyone involved needs to be thrown out of canada regardless of circumstances. It just so happens that a person with a muslim name was behind it and he was helping other middle eastern people commit fraud.

Nothing to do with bashing / hating islam so get ya heads right people.

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ExportExpert:

" Any one who thinks this is about race or religion needs their head read, it's about fraud and abuse of a system, i think that anyone involved needs to be thrown out of canada regardless of circumstances "

You can be sure that is what the Canadian government also says. In fact, In fact, the fact that the perps were muslim probably helped the extend their scam for a long time. Anybody else would have been caught by the Canadian government long ago.

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every single person has a job to do...a dirty one at that.

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A more accurate headline would have been: "Canada moves to strip citizenships gained fraudulently."

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Well said Be, Will and Export! There new citizenship laws actually hurt me and any kids I have - wasn't born in Canada and neither will any sprogs be. I'm not Muslim so... This whole "it is anti-muslim" is crap.

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What the heck is there to thumb down in my comment? It is not like the Canadian government is attempting to strip people of their citizenship willy nilly. They are going after people they suspect of fraudulent behavior. When I first saw the headline, this fact did not seem apparent to me.

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Some muslim or muslim sympathiser running round thumbing posts down, get a grip you lame brain !

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Domingo: 'Canadian citizenship is not for sale,...'

that's the worst lie, pure hypocritical bullshyt ever. if you are rich, you get permanent residency without any trouble. poor poor people of this world.

And you get it, a paid apartment and oodles of job training if you come as one of the many poor refugees. Canadian citizenship and permanent residency is far easier to get than the same in just about any country. The problem is that because of our healthcare (not that great actually) and passports, people want to be "Canadian" when it suits them. Live in your home country until the going gets tough then move to your adopted country where you have not been living, but (with a few documents from scumbags like those mentioned in the article) it appears that you have, you are set. With a few tax creds you are even laughing. Muslims aren't the only ones abusing this priviledge. There are loads of Chinese in HK and the mainland doing the same. Koreans by the boatload. The list goes on and on. The fact that they caught these guys is great. If those that have been abusing the system really want to become Canadians, I suggest they reapply and best of luck.

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that's the worst lie, pure hypocritical ...

The rich get special perks in just about any country. They can also hire good lawyers to defend themselves. This is a surprise?

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Do any of you people actually live here? Are any of you at least 4th-generation born-and-raised, and truly sorry for the lax attitude of previous governments' bureaucracies and their infiltration by people with the intent of denigrating citizenship in a country, regardless of what some of you imply, is one of the kindest on the planet?

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Too bad the US isn't doing this as well as Canada is. Our politicians are still too busy trying to get cheap housekeepers, maintanence workers, and gardeners to worry about whether the people working for them are in the US legally or not. If the immigrant comes here and does what the LAW requires to attain citizenship people have absolutely no qualms with them staying. But when the laws are broken in order to get citizenship by hook or crook then people are going to be cheesed.

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Trevor, I left and one of the reasons why I stay away is the tax issue. I am at least 4th generation and don't agree with a lot of things the Canadian government does and has done but I do agree with this - and I also agree with them limiting the passing down of citizenship even though as I stated, will put any future sprogs in question as to them getting citizenship. Why? As a min of 4th generation, my parents "made the mistake" of working for the government and having me abroad. Due to this and me being in Japan now, any kids I have will be born outside of Canada which means they aren't getting a nice Canadian passport unless I fight for it - which I will. I support this law (thanks Lebanon) and I support this new crackdown (thanks Korea, China, HK, Iran, Iran...) It isn't about religion. It is about what MeanRingo wrote. The Canadian passport is abuse - as is Canadian citizenship. The audacity of some people to live in Canada for a few years as a student or a short working stint, get a passport, move home and then demand they are Canadian when something happens and their home countries don't look after them is a sham. It costs MILLIONS of Canadian tax payers dollars to deal with it - again, thank you Lebanon.

I no longer pay taxes in Canada (thank god as so much of it is wasted like here in Japan), don't think I should have a right to say anything about politics and the like with a vote - though still eligible. I don't expect the Canadian government to bail me out of anything where ever I may be - and nor should they as like I said, I don't pay taxes. Perhaps if Canada made "citizen" pay taxes even when they are not in the country (like the US), this would be that big of and issue. HOwever, as it is, there are plenty of leeches hanging on and demanding help when they haven't paid. Hence me supporting this crackdown and the new law about citizenship.

Shame that Japan doesn't offer dual as I would certainly be first in line - and would be more than happy to pay some taxes in Canada to allow that to happen.

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I think most of the people going to Canada and other countries are escaping political strife, religious torment, dictatorship etc for a better life. Most are educated and become educated, they should actually focus on minorities from the middle east such as Christians, Jews and other faiths.. not just muslims.. considering the minority who are ethnically from the country and not 'arabian' are the ones being persecuted and tormented to begin with which they deserve a better life in another country just as jews, armenians and other minorities having to fled Western Europe, Eastern Europe during an uprising in Anti Semitic sentiment..

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I think most of the people going to Canada and other countries are escaping political strife, religious torment, dictatorship etc for a better life.

Pretty much all people move for a better life - it doesn't have to be because of political strife, religious torment, dictatorship.... Suggesting that means you're suggesting the majority of new Canadian passport holders are asylum seekers and that is clearly NOT the case. If they were, they wouldn't be going back to their home countries to live so your whole post doesn't make any sense at all with regards to the problem being discussed here. These people come for a few years and leave to go home - though with a Canadian passport. Those persecuted in their home countries don't go back and are not the issue here.

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@tmarie

Muslims dont have Christian names.. there are actually Christians and minorities which are the true people of the countries they came from.. Yes there are actually Christians from those countries, if you haven't realized..

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People should be coming by legal means to begin with by planes and on student, business visa or other.. anything illegal of course should be taken to court, nothing in this world should be done by illegal or corrupt ways. So case in point, the people doing illegal activities should be trialled..

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I don't think I have stated anything suggesting they a) aren't Christians and b) aren't from the countries they "came" from. I have also not suggested that Muslims have Christian names. No idea what you're talking about unless you're referring to my post about those from Lebanon who are Christians but often have Muslim sounding names. Perhaps you should go back and reread the post and clear up where your suggestions are coming from?

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Chinese, Indian, Pakistani and Vietnamese who started coming illegal were punished by law, but now the ones that come by legal means are generally on student visas.

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@tmarie Sorry my bad.. 'sounding' was the key word ok! ^_^ You are right also, they aren't all escaping from their countries problems, but majority have had enough from corruption and dictatorship identical to hitlers brain washing regime..

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Although there still is a large influx of Illegal Chinese still coming in..

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Canada has one of the most generous immigration policies in the world, which obviously leaves it more open to fraud and abuse. How ironic to see some people posting that it is somehow 'anti-muslim', simply because of the fraudulent Muslim immigration consultants it is targeting after all of the evidence has pointed to them. Canada is a world leader in human and equal rights legislation and strives to be as fair as humanly possible to all people, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, physical ability, or sexual orientation. Any and all posters who are unaware of these facts should do some research before exposing their ignorance.

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I think comparing them to Hitler is extreme - and yes, Canada certainly has an issue with illegal Chinese - though those wanting to claim Canada is being 'anti-Muslim" would probably like to ignore the concerns there.

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Canada is a world leader in human and equal rights legislation and strives to be as fair as humanly possible to all people, regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, physical ability, or sexual orientation.

Those words just ring empty now. Anti-immigration, anti-Kyoto Protocol , STILL slaughtering seal pups. Hollow.

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oh HAPPY DAY!!!

Make sure you get the Japanese women who overstay their visas as well.

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Good comment from our Jackinoff friend.

I'm also wondering about the circumstances. Were they busted for trying to buy citizenship, or for not paying for their purchased citizenships?

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Well my Canadian co-workers and soccer mates are pretty ashamed about all of this and seeing their country trample on the Kyoto Protocol to boot.

Prior to this year, only 67 citizenships had been revoked since the enactment of the Citizenship Act in 1947.

Now they want to deport almost 7,000 people living peaceful lives in a country that got voted one of the most live-able places there is. If Canada was as big as America that would be like each state in America going after more than a 1000 people and kicking them out, sending them backto countries that might even kill them! I guess "live-able" means only if you are white!

Makes Arizona look like the most progressive place in the world.

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