The federal government has launched proceedings to strip a convicted Ottawa terrorist of his Canadian citizenship, the Sun has learned.

This despite a judge's finding that Misbahuddin Ahmed had "learned his lesson" and that he "could be an instrument for good in de-radicalizing would-be terrorists."

Ahmed, 31, is serving a 12-year prison sentence he received in October after a jury convicted him of conspiring to facilitate terrorism and participating in the activities of a terrorist group.

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