“[…] I understand that Mr. Budlakoti has not always been a model citizen. But he admitted his crimes and did his time as any Canadian citizen who makes mistakes should. He should not be further punished by an attempt to exploit a technicality to remove him to a country to which he in no way belongs. The Indian government has made it clear that he is not an Indian citizen and so he has been rendered stateless and forced to fight to be allowed to stay in the country of his birth. I urge you to immediately restore Mr. Budlakoti his Canadian citizenship. […]” – Elizabeth May, MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, Leader of the Green Party of Canada
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