OTTAWA, Nov. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of
Veterans Affairs, Eve Adams, on behalf of the Honourable Jason Kenney,
Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, today
participated in a Veterans' Week citizenship ceremony welcoming
Canada's newest citizens.
During the ceremony, 50 individuals from 25 countries took the oath of
Canadian citizenship and became citizens of our great country.
"Today these new Canadians took an oath and a pledge; in return they
will enjoy the democracy and freedom that we share as Canadians," said
PS Adams. "This is especially fitting as this ceremony takes place
during Veterans' Week, a time when we honour and remember the
contributions of Canada's Veterans whose legacy is the peace and
security we, as Canadian citizens, continue to enjoy today."
Canada welcomes more than 250,000 newcomers from around the world every
year—newcomers who become citizens and embrace our values.
Citizenship and Immigration Canada hosts citizenship ceremonies—a
newcomer's formal entry into the Canadian family—throughout the year.
These ceremonies are significant events in the lives of applicants and
the starting point to a promising future in their new home.
This Veterans' Week, take time to remember by attending a Remembrance Day ceremony, visiting a local cenotaph or
monument, sharing your thoughts of remembrance online, or wearing a
poppy with pride.
Learn more and find remembrance events and activities in your area at veterans.gc.ca.
SOURCE: Veterans Affairs Canada
For further information:
Media Relations Advisor
Veterans Affairs Canada
Jean Christophe de le Rue
Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs