[LMB] Citizenship? - Oaths and Arde

alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca
Sun Dec 5 13:25:49 GMT 2021

On Sun, 5 Dec 2021, Gwynne Powell wrote:
> To add to the fun: A few years ago fifteen politicians in our Federal
> government had to resign because someone dug up a dusty old
> section of the Constitution that everyone had forgotten about, which
> states that you can't be elected to our parliament if you have any
> allegiance to a foreign power - including dual citizenship.
> The funniest part was that most of them didn't even know that they
> had dual citizenship. There was a lot of scrambling around, checking old
> family documentation, and trying to rescind things.

That story hit the news here in Canada, too.

Up here, a former leader of the Conservative Party got considerable heat 
for having dual US-Canadian citizenship (and knowing he did). People don't 
object to dual citizenship in general, but not for someone vying to become 
Prime Minister


Alayne McGregor
alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca

What we need is a tough new kind of feminism with no illusions. ... We
need a kind of feminism that aims not just to assimilate into the
institutions that men have created over the centuries, but to infiltrate
and subvert them. -- Barbara Ehrenreich

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