March 13, 1934 (17th Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

Ernest Lapointe

Liberal

Mr. LAPOINTE:

This bill is similar to the one which I introduced last year at the end of the session but which could not be discussed at that time. Its purpose is to amend the form of the oath of allegiance which all public officials have to take. It is intended to change the word "possessions" to "dominions," to agree with the title which His Majesty has had since the Imperial conference of 1926. It is intended also to strike out the words "dependent on and belonging to the said kingdom," which appear after the words "Dominion of Canada." These words are not true, they are against constitutional law and national dignity.
Motion agreed to and bill read the first time.

Topic:   OATHS OF ALLEGIANCE ACT
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