60th Anniversary of Canadian Citizenship

Canada has commemorated recently the 60th anniversary of the first Canadian citizenship ceremony. Up until 1947 Canadians were considered British subjects, but after the Second World War many felt Canada had confirmed its place as a sovereign nation. To mark the special occasion, new citizens were flown in from every part of the country to have their citizenship ceremony celebrated in Ottawa in the presence of Michaëlle Jean, the Governor General and an immigrant herself.

You can read more about it here and watch news coverage of the event

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