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On returning ISIS fighters, Canada has ‘responsibility’ not to ‘hand it off’ to others

On returning ISIS fighters, Canada has ‘responsibility’ not to ‘hand it off’ to others
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On returning ISIS fighters, Canada has ‘responsibility’ not to ‘hand it off’ to others

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Canada has a “responsibility” not to leave its ISIS fighters for some other country to deal with.

Karen McCrimmon, parliamentary secretary for public safety, made that argument in an interview with the West Block’s Mercedes Stephenson, noting that doing otherwise would be the same as creating different classes of Canadian citizenship.

“We don’t believe in two-tier citizenship and if someone’s a Canadian citizen, we’re responsible for them whether we like it or not,” she said.

“When there’s Canadians abroad who have broken the law, it’s our responsibility to deal with it. We can’t just hand it off to some other nation to deal with.”

Her remarks come after a week that saw the Liberals support a Conservative motion calling on the government to table its plan for dealing with and prosecuting returning ISIS fighters.
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