2001
CANADA NEWS

Conrad Black to renounce Canadian citizenship

from CBC.ca archives | Sat, 19 May 2001

TORONTO - Media tycoon Conrad Black has announced that he's giving up his Canadian citizenship in order to claim a British peerage title that Prime Minister Jean Chrétien blocked in 1999.

"Having opposed for 30 years precisely the public policies that have caused scores of thousands of educated and talented Canadians to abandon their country every year, it is at least consistent that I should join this dispersal," Black said in a statement issued Friday.

Black, a dual citizen of the United Kingdom and Canada, said he actually took the first steps towards renouncing his Canadian citizenship last February, when his $25,000 lawsuit against Chrétien entered its sixth month.

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lack shakes hands with the Queen

lack shakes hands with the Queen