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e-7 (Oath of allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen)

42nd Parliament
Initiated by Robert Mason from Georgian Bluffs, Ontario, on December 9, 2015, at 4:15 p.m. (EDT)
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Citizenship and identity
Oath of allegiance
Not Certified

Petition to the House of Commons

Whereas:
  • 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.
Vancouver Kingsway
NDP
British Columbia
Open for signature : December 9, 2015, at 4:15 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature : April 7, 2016, at 4:15 p.m. (EDT)
Province / Territory
Signatures
Alberta
34
British Columbia
100
Manitoba
12
New Brunswick
6
Newfoundland and Labrador
4
Nova Scotia
14
Ontario
176
Prince Edward Island
1
Quebec
81
Saskatchewan
8
Other Countries
6
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