May 24 - Victoria Day -
Redesignating the May 24 Holiday and Citizenship Oath
Toronto and area
supporters are invited to a two hour event to
launch the campaign for redesignating the May 24 holiday as
Citizenship Day in recognition of Canada's 1947 Citizenship Act
and celebrate the privileges and rights of being a
demonstrate his personal disapproval of one flaw of the current
Oath of Citizenship, CCR member Ashok Charles will be recanting
the portion of the Oath of Citizenship that he took when he
became a Canadian citizen in 1977 in which he swore allegiance
to "Queen Elizabeth II and her heirs and successors".
To acknowledge his allegiance to Canada, he will then reaffirm
his commitment to the remainder of the oath that requires him to
fulfil his duties as a Canadian citizen.
Also in attendance will be
political science author Randall White, Marc Bastarache of
Monarchy-Free Canada, former Toronto city councillor Tony
O'Donohue and CCR National
Director Tom Freda.
time is 11am, Monday, May 24 and the location is the front lawn of Queen's Park.
for the holiday only is available at the front and rear of the
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