11 Sep 2012

Fraudulent citizenships to be revoked by Canada

3:29 pm on 11 September 2012

The Canadian government has announced plans to revoke the Canadian citizenship of 3100 people because of fraud.

Some 11,000 other cases from 100 other countries are being examined, the BBC reports.

Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said on Monday that Canadian citizenship was not for sale and the full strength of the law would be applied against those who have obtained citizenship fraudulently.

Immigration officials will work with the Canada Border Services Agency and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.