The government has begun the process of revoking the citizenship of an Iranian-Canadian serving a prison sentence in Edmonton for terrorism, according to sources familiar with the case.
Hiva Alizadeh is the first Canadian to be targeted by a law that allows Ottawa to strip the citizenship from Canadians convicted of terrorist offences, provided they are citizens elsewhere.
The legislation came into force on May 29. As a citizen of both Canada and Iran, Alizadeh appears to be a viable candidate. Should his Canadian citizenship be revoked, he would be deported.
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(News Source: National Post)