Prime Minister Stephen Harper says the government will appeal a Federal Court ruling that would allow someone to take the oath of citizenship with their faces covered.
A group of permanent Canadian residents want to give their citizenship oath to Canada, not the Queen, and have taken their fight to Ontario’s top court.
Ontario's top court is set to grapple with whether forcing would-be Canadians to take an oath to the Queen, her heirs and successors is constitutional.
Forcing would-be Canadians to take an oath to the Queen as a condition of citizenship is constitutional, even if it does violate free-speech rights, an Ontario court ruled Friday.
Three permanent residents of Canada are in Ontario Superior Court as part of their ongoing case to fight the requirement that they must swear an oath to Queen Elizabeth to become a Canadian citizen.