Conservatives set to announce 'comprehensive' changes to Citizenship Act

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TORONTO - The Conservative government is poised to announce new legislation today that will revamp the Citizenship Act.

Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander will detail the changes at a Toronto news conference.

The government is calling the overhaul the first comprehensive reform to the Citizenship Act in more than a generation.

Alexander recently said the government planned to implement new rules that will ensure Canadian citizenship "has value."

Among the reported changes is one that would allow Ottawa to revoke the citizenship of dual nationals in "extreme cases," such as in cases of treason or acts of terrorism.

Alexander also suggested recently the government will try to give citizenship to those who have been wrongfully denied it in the past, such as the children of war brides.

Geographic location: TORONTO, Ottawa

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