Category Archives: Oaths of Allegiance

Quebec Unilaterally Exempts Itself from the Oath of Allegiance: The Demise of the Crown Reinforces Autonomist Nationalism

The New Nationalism in 21st-Century Quebec The recent demise of the Crown from Queen Elizabeth II to King Charles III has made the occasional flare ups of active derision toward constitutional monarchy the new normal state of affairs in Quebec … Continue reading

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How Would We Amend or Abolish the Oath of Allegiance to the King in the Constitution Act, 1867 ?

The Leaders’ Debate and the Demise of the Crown During Radio-Canada’s leaders’ debate on 22 September 2022, the moderator Patrice Roy barely suppressed his own condescending laughter to ask the leaders of five political parties, “Should we still, in Quebec, … Continue reading

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Allegiance to the Queen Means Allegiance to Canada

Permanent residences in Canada must swear or affirm loyalty to the Queen of Canada in order to become naturalized Canadian citizens. Military personnel, parliamentarians, lawyers, judges, and cabinet ministers must swear a similar oath (or make a solemn affirmation) before … Continue reading

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Parliamentary Oaths of Allegiance in the Westminster System

In Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, the MP must take the oath of allegiance in order to take his or her seat in the House and gain the emoluments of the office. I will list the oaths and briefly enumerate … Continue reading

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