The Conservative MP for Huron-Bruce defends a controversial piece of legislation passed by the former Harper government this year, designed to blunt the threat of terrorism here at home.
Bill C-24 amends the federal Citizenship Act, and calls for dual citizens of Canada and a foreign country to have their Canadian citizenship revoked on conviction of a terrorist act in Canada.
Convicted dual citizens can also be deported under the legislation.
Ben Lobb says he received a favourable reaction to the bill from a majority of Huron-Bruce voters he talked to during this year's election campaign.
The legislation became law this past summer, and was one of the last bills to be passed before Parliament was dissolved for the election.
Lobb believes the former Conservative government made the right move, and says French President Francois Hollande made a call for his country to adopt similar legislation in the wake of November's terror attacks in Paris.
Lobb tells Bayshore Broadcasting News that Bill C-24 strengthens Canada's resolve to deal with terrorism, and that we have to remain vigilant against any threat to our nation.
Also included in Bill C-24 are adjustments to the length of time before permanent residents can become citizens, and speeding up the citizenship eligibility of permanent residents who have served in the Canadian military.