60 Years of Canadian Citizenship Celebrated at Concordia

    22 members of the Concordia community to take the oath

    MONTREAL, April 19 /CNW Telbec/ - On Monday, April 23, 75 individuals
will obtain Canadian citizenship at a ceremony at Concordia University, among
them 22 Concordia students and faculty. Citizenship Judge Barbara Seal will
preside over the ceremony which will take place at 3 p.m. in the J.A. DeSève
Cinema (atrium of the J.W. McConnell Building, 1400 De Maisonneuve Blvd.
    Among those attending the ceremony will be Jacques Chagnon, Member of the
National Assembly for the Westmount/Saint-Louis riding; Albert Deschamps,
Director General of Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Quebec Region; Karim
Boulos, Borough Councilor for Ville Marie; and Concordia's President Claude
    "In Canada, we enjoy a society that is known worldwide for its openness,
tolerance and freedom and its commitment to the values of respect for
individual rights and social responsibility. It is therefore quite appropriate
to hold this ceremony at Concordia where we share these same values," says
Concordia President Claude Lajeunesse.
    This ceremony is part of the celebration of the 60th anniversary of
Canadian citizenship. Prior to the passing of the Citizenship Act in 1947,
people living in this country were considered British subjects.

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