Category Archives: Citizenship

Expanding Circles

From a speech by William Lyon Mackenzie King. Radio broadcast from the Supreme Court of Canada, January 3, 1947, on the occasion of his receipt from Chief Justice Thibaudeau Rinfret of the first citizenship certificate under the new Canadian Citizenship … Continue reading

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An Other Citizen

New leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, Thomas Mulcair, doesn’t seem to think it is any big deal that he still retains dual French citizenship. Apparently didn’t even think of giving it up, prior to commencing his leadership campaign several … Continue reading

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Niqab Lighter

The Minister announces no more Niqab when taking the oath of citizenship. Wants to make sure that the oath is actually being made, particularly since citizenship oaths are generally made in groups. Issue seen as cultural, rather than religious. Supported … Continue reading

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