Oath to the Queen

You Still Can't Become Canadian Without Her

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Politics

Supreme Court opts not to hear appeal from three people who don't want to swear allegiance to Queen in citizenship ceremony.

Media Bites: The Oath to the Queen Is Canada's Hazing Ritual

J.J. McCullough | Posted 09.17.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg Not all oral confirmations are created equal. Take Canada's oath of citizenship. A bunch of people are challenging it before an Ontario judge at the moment on the basis that it's neither a meaningful symbol nor a useful tradition, just an absurd and oppressive indignity. It's not a welcome. It's a hazing.