Irish refuse Canadian citizenship because of swearing oath to Queen
No bowing to a monarch, fight to have requirement declared unconstitutional
The court case has been taken by the group that want the part of the Canadian oath that refers to swearing allegiance to 'Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, her Heirs and Successors' struck down because it violates the protections for freedom of religion and conscience in the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
A spokeswoman for the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration told the Globe and Mail that the government had no plans to change the oath.
'Canadian citizenship is an honour and a privilege,' spokeswoman Sonia Lesage said. 'The government has been working hard to maintain the integrity of the system and to increase the value of Canadian citizenship.'
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Yes, capitalism is very good at providing an abundance of low value items such as food and electronics, just so long as the State (the nation) provide