New Canadians will have to swear to observe treaties with Indigenous people

A revised oath of citizenship that will require new Canadians to faithfully observe the country’s treaties with Indigenous Peoples is nearly complete.

The proposed new text was put to focus groups held by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in March, following months of consultation by departmental officials.

It reads: “I swear (or affirm) that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada, her heirs and successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada including treaties with Indigenous Peoples, and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen.”

  • Hard Little Machine

    You mean like the Canadian government extinguished treaties with the Algonquins in 1903 once silver was discovered on their land?

  • ontario john

    Does this include free dental care? The CBC has the heart breaking story of a hundred thousand dollar legal battle with the federal government, over a set of braces for an indian child. I guess lack of free dental care is because of white colonialism.

  • Thomas Henderson

    Classify this under the heading, “You can’t make this sh… err, stuff up.”

    Ideologically driven and virtue signalling ‘White guilt’ is now to be entrenched in the oath of allegiance. Only in Canada…

  • marty_p

    I pledge as a new Canadian that should I decide to smoke, I will buy all cigarettes from First Nations smugglers.

  • truthdareisay

    Yep, I can just imagine new Canadians thinking “what the f*ck are indigenous people”? Okay I swear.

  • Liberal Progressive

    And fight Islamophobia!

  • Mark Matis

    Are they going to make those “First Nations” people swear to make amends for those they murdered when THEY invaded Canada? Or doesn’t that count, since they aren’t White?

    It is your fine “Law Enforcement” who enable this. Nothing will change for the better until enough of their dead corpses – and those of their spouses as well – are stacked in the streets.

  • Charlamange Rock

    Was listening to Reality101 with Kevin J Johnston when the topic of native rights came up under a hypothetic muslim federal government. The man’s response was to paraphrase, the natives won’t get nothing, they’ll be treated worse than dirt. Natives are unknowingly living in their golden age of hand outs.
    It is laughable of the federal government truly believes new canadians will keep an oath to indigenous people.

    • Gary

      History shows what islam has done to the natives of every nation it went into or its followers invaded .
      islam wants us converted OR KILLED.

  • F— that.

    I would refuse with every fibre of my being to swear fealty to a bunch of money-grubbing exploiters and whiners who do nothing for the country.

    Why is anyone bothering, anyway? Isn’t Canada post-national and open to migrants or something?

    • Clausewitz

      Most Indigenous people don’t honour the treaties they’ve signed, so why should we? Every wonder where the term Indian giver comes from? It’s based in historical fact.

      • Treaties and their accuracy aside, why should anyone thank people who have done very little for this country?

        What next? Allegiance to pages in the House of Commons?

  • Alain

    Who dreams this crap up? Treaties were made with the Crown and it is neither within the legal obligation nor ability of individual Canadians to “honour” the treaties. So in essence this is absolutely meaningless.

    • It’s virtue-signalling writ large.

      • Alain

        Of course but it it just adds to the national embarrassment in having something with no legal standing included. It shows the profound ignorance of the Liberals.

  • Gary

    Good…..and since my background is native N.American I hope they tell MUSLIMS to denounce the parts of the quran that calls for making me a muslim or killing me if I refuse .
    If they want to live in an islamic hell-hole with legalized pedophilia where they can alos murder gays and jews….STAY THE F WHERE YOU ARE and leave us alone and our little girls.

  • ECM

    Some citizens are more equal than others…

    Also: does this mean current Canadians aren’t held to the same standard?

  • Maggat

    What in the name of Christ is that creature standing to the right of the Dishonourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Whatever.

    • Minicapt

      She identifies as the Toilet Bowl Brush person.


    • Will Quest

      Just-in’s crass identity politics is a page taken from the corrupt UN meant to
      destroy those nasty western civilization from within ……