Commemorating 70th Anniversary of the First Canadian Citizenship Ceremony in 1947
OTTAWA, Dec. 22, 2016 /CNW/ - In celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Canadian Citizenship Act, and the first ever Canadian citizenship ceremony, the Honourable John McCallum, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship will host a special citizenship ceremony in the same location as the ceremony of 1947- the Supreme Court of Canada. This ceremony marks the first in a series of enhanced citizenship ceremonies celebrating Canada 150 in 2017.
The first Canadian Citizenship Act came into force on January 1, 1947, marking the beginning of Canadian citizenship as a legal status. On January 3, 1947, 26 candidates, including Prime Minister Mackenzie King, received Canadian citizenship at the Supreme Court of Canada.
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m. (local time)
Supreme Court of Canada
301 Wellington Street
Notes for media:
- Journalists who are not members of the National Press Gallery will require accreditation from the Press Gallery in advance. For more information, contact Marc Fortier at [email protected].
SOURCE Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
For further information: (media only): Media Relations, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, National Headquarters, 613-952-1650, [email protected]