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Old Feb 16th 2011, 9:01 pm
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Default Canadian Citizenship - Swearing Allegiance to the Queen

This made me smile

I read this elsewhere.

I still find it odd that if I eventually go for citizenship I have to swear allegiance to the queen even though I'm British.
So, there you are, a British Citizen, having to swear allegiance to the Queen of the Kingdom you are a citizen of already

Is this really the case?
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Old Feb 16th 2011, 9:12 pm
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Yes.

But as a brit you have never actually sworn allegiance, at least I hadnt.

As a new canadian its expected, after all, with canadians coming from all over the globe who knows where your allegiances lay before.

And if you are not a great believer in the rights and privileges of the monarchy you will just have to fake it
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Old Feb 16th 2011, 9:13 pm
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Meh , I'd assume so , the citizenship oath thingy is generic for everyone . Many people there will not be British citizens, so the oath is designed for them
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LOL!
When I took Mexican nationality a few years ago, I had to meet with the local state delegate of the Mexican Foreign Office (the SRE), raise my right arm, in what was suspiciously close to a Nazi salute (although, I believe, the Americans call it a 'Bellamy Salute'), whilst I stood before a huge Mexican flag - I then had to recite the Mexican Pledge of Allegiance (Bandera de Mexico, Legado de nuestros heroes, simbolo de la unidad etc etc)

But what does it all mean anyway? Allegiance comes from the heart...
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 3:09 am
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Originally Posted by james.mc View Post
This made me smile

I read this elsewhere.



So, there you are, a British Citizen, having to swear allegiance to the Queen of the Kingdom you are a citizen of already

Is this really the case?
my understanding is that, once cic gets around to consider my application, i'm going to swear allegiance to the Queen of Canada. it's just that Her Majesty "coincidentally" happens to be the Queen of the United Kingdom as well.

but what do i know as somebody who hasn't had the pleasure of living in a monarchy before moving to canada...
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my understanding is that, once cic gets around to consider my application, i'm going to swear allegiance to the Queen of Canada. it's just that Her Majesty "coincidentally" happens to be the Queen of the United Kingdom as well.
That is absolutely correct.

It is the same situation for Canadian citizens wishing to become British citizens ... they have to take an oath of allegiance to the Queen (of the United Kingdom).
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That is absolutely correct.

It is the same situation for Canadian citizens wishing to become British citizens ... they have to take an oath of allegiance to the Queen (of the United Kingdom).
British-Canadian? Canadian to British? The same Monarch - You'd think there would be some kind of bi-lateral agreement
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That is absolutely correct.

It is the same situation for Canadian citizens wishing to become British citizens ... they have to take an oath of allegiance to the Queen (of the United Kingdom).
Which is odd, because as a Brit Ive never had to do that...why make them do something the native brits (or native canadians in the case of CDN citizenship) havent.

Just ceremony really innit. If I started a republican movement would they take my citizenship away for plotting against the old biddy?
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It's is a stupid and antiquated concept isn't it, this monarchy? Waste of taxpayer's money. Anyway...
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Old Feb 17th 2011, 7:14 pm
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It's is a stupid and antiquated concept isn't it, this monarchy? Waste of taxpayer's money. Anyway...
Its much cheaper than electing a president every few years, and the tourism spinoffs are worth Billions I expect, but other than that...
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I like the idea of Frenchies in Quebec swearing allegiance to the Queen! I knew a few PR French who were applying for citizenship.

Creases me up every time
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