Oath to the Queen ‘repugnant’ to some, appeal court told

Yet another court case on the citizenship oath. I do not expect the plaintiffs to win given that the Crown is more in the institutional sense rather than literal sense (see Philippe Legacé’s The Citizenship Oath and the Nature of the Crown in Canada):

Oath to the Queen ‘repugnant’ to some, appeal court told – Toronto – CBC News.

While a case can be made for changing the oath, as Australia did, better this be done through the political process rather than by the courts.

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Andrew blogs and tweets public policy issues, particularly the relationship between the political and bureaucratic levels, citizenship and multiculturalism. His latest book, Policy Arrogance or Innocent Bias, recounts his experience as a senior public servant in this area.

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