in its current form, the oath of citizenship is causing considerable confusion due to the incorrectness of its plain meaning. This diminishes and degrades an important component of the citizenship process, and perpetuates misconceptions regarding our duties as Canadian citizens.
We, the undersigned, citizens of Canada, request (or call upon) the House of Commons to modernise, clarify and elaborate upon the oath of citizenship to reconcile its plain meaning with its true purpose, so that it reads as follows:
I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Canada, uphold its character as a free and democratic society, faithfully observe its laws, respect the rights and freedoms of others and fulfil my duties as a Canadian citizen.
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