/R E P E A T -- Media Advisory - Special Citizenship Ceremony at the Supreme Court of Canada/

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
Ottawa, Ontario
K1A 0J1

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 marc.fortier@parl.gc.ca.


SOURCE Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

For further information: (media only): Media Relations, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, National Headquarters, 613-952-1650, CIC-Media-Relations@cic.gc.ca


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