Religion and the Canadian Oath of Allegiance

In February last year, we considered the application of the UK Succession to the Crown Bill 2013 [1] to Canada through Bill C-53, which had been introduced into the Canadian House of Commons and which now forms the Canadian Succession to the Throne Act, 2013. Sensitivity to the role of the Monarch in Canada is evident inter alia from challenges in the courts to the 2013 Act, here and here, and in the more recent case McAteer v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 ONCA 578 in which four individuals challenged the Oath of Allegiance from different perspectives. Continue reading