Posts Tagged ‘ Canadian citizenship oath ’

A debate on the future of the British monarchy in Canada has put down roots .. and it’s not going away

Jul 24th, 2013 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Canadian Republic

Yesterday a Toronto Star editorial opined : “Welcome to the world, eight-pound, six-ounce royal baby boy. While untold others were born on the same day to equally excited parents, no one else is third in line to the throne …”  (Ultimately, the future George VII of some place, it has subsequently become clear.) At the [...]



Last days of British empire in Argentina .. and Canada too?

Jun 22nd, 2012 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Canadian Republic

Current Argentine president Cristina Kirchner, widow of former Argentine president Nestor Kirchner, is viewed by many observers of such things as one of the “Hottest Female World Leaders” extant. So you might think that when she and UK Prime Minister David Cameron bumped into each other at the G20 summit in Los Cabos, Mexico, earlier [...]



If mandatory long-form census is against human rights, what about mandatory oath to offshore monarchy?

Jul 27th, 2010 | By Randall White | Category: In Brief

“So all we’re saying,” Treasury Board President Stockwell Day has urged in defence of the current plan to abandon the long-form census, “is this should not be mandatory.” Canadians, Mr. Day believes, should not be compelled by the long arm of the law to “tell some unknown bureaucrat” about their home life, work, and ethnic [...]



Why is the Attorney General of Canada so keen to shut down Roach vs. the Queen?

May 20th, 2007 | By Counterweights Editors | Category: Canadian Republic

On Friday, May 18 CBC News reported that Toronto civil rights lawyer Charles Roach “has won a key battle in his bid to take the Canadian oath of citizenship – without pledging allegiance to the Queen.” The Attorney General of Canada had wanted the court case in which Mr. Roach is trying to do this [...]