Should oath of citizenship be changed from pledging allegiance to monarchy to pledging allegiance to Canada (as Australia changed its oath)?

A man who refused to take the oath of citizenship, because of his opposition to the monarchy, has died with his decades-long dream of becoming a Canadian unfulfilled.

Toronto civil-rights lawyer Charles Roach, who immigrated from Trinidad and Tobago more than half a century ago, died Tuesday after a battle with brain cancer. He was 79.

Roach had fought to change the country’s citizenship requirements to allow people to swear an oath to Canada instead of the throne, which he said represented a legacy of oppression, imperialism and racism.

CLICK HERE to read the entire Canadian Press article (October 4, 2012).


Should a new Canadian Constitution change the oath of citizenship from pledging allegiance to monarchy to pledging allegiance to Canada (as Australia changed its oath)? You can send a letter letting key politicians across Canada know what you think HERE.