I just heard an interview with Immigration Minister John McCallum regarding the federal Liberals’ new bill to stop bona fide Canadians from having their citizenship withdrawn by the government if they hold citizenship in another country.
I completely agree with the Liberals that “a Canadian, is a Canadian, is a Canadian” and our citizenship is not removable. Mr. McCallum contends that this will make all Canadians equal.
I disagree with that analysis. As long as we allow citizens to hold citizenship somewhere else we will never all be equal. A Canadian should have to swear allegiance to this country, and disavow their allegiance to all other nations.
It is time we stopped creating superior citizens by allowing for dual citizenship, thereby turning Canadian-born citizens into second class citizens.
Rod Retzlaff, Glade