Few naturalised Canadians recant oath of allegiance to Queen

April 7, 2016

According to The Guardian:

…a small but determined group of naturalised Canadians rebel against the oath to the Queen required of all new Canadian citizens.

Ezra de Leon became a Canadian citizen in 2002…

His opposition to the idea has since hardened. “Since then I realised that it is undemocratic to force a new Canadian to swear allegiance to an unelected and unaccountable hereditary ruler who doesn’t even reside in Canada,” he said.

He publicly disavowed his oath last month. “I posted it on Facebook,” he said. “I got three likes, I think.”

To read the entire article in The Guardian, please click here.

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