The Ottawa Citizen reports that NDP MP Pat Martin introduced a motion on Wednesday that would amend the citizenship ceremony so that new Canadians swear their oath to the country, rather than the 86-year-old head of the British monarchy.
“It’s just so fundamentally wrong. These people are from all over the world — Paraguay and the Congo and the Philippines and Vietnam. Why are they swearing loyalty to some colonial vestigial appendage from the House of Windsor? It’s bizarre really,” Martin said, according to Postmedia News.
“I honestly do believe that the time has come to thank her majesty for her 60 years of services and use the transition between monarchs… to revisit the issue.”
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