Media Advisory - Governor General to Preside Over Citizenship Ceremony at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, Dec. 7, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will host a citizenship ceremony at Rideau Hall on Wednesday, December 9, 2015. He will be accompanied by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, and John Ralston Saul, the founders and co-chairs of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC).

Prior to the ceremony, the 50 candidates for Canadian citizenship will share their views on citizenship during a round-table discussion.

The events are organized in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and with the ICC.

Here is the detailed schedule:

9 a.m.
Round-table Discussion on Citizenship
Candidates for citizenship, guests and community members will participate in a round-table discussion to share stories and reflect on citizenship and the day's ceremony. This event is organized in partnership with ICC.  

The ICC inspires Canadians to be inclusive, to embrace fresh thinking, to practice active citizenship and to own our collective culture and spaces. For more information, please visit
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10:30 a.m.
Canadian Citizenship Ceremony
The Governor General will be the presiding official administering the Oath of Citizenship and conferring citizenship certificates to 50 new Canadians from 24 countries. He will be joined by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and John Ralston Saul.

Media wishing to cover the round-table discussion should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m.
Those wishing to cover the ceremony should arrive no later than 10:15 a.m.
Media are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office and enter via the main entrance of the residence on the day of the event.

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For further information: Media information: Josephine Laframboise, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-990-9324, 613-668-1929 (cell),; Julie Phillips, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, 416-593-6998, ext. 225,; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 613-952-1650,; Follow GGDavidJohnston and RideauHall on Facebook and Twitter.

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