Across Cultures

Canada: A welcoming land?

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This theme explores the history of immigration to Canada and the policies that shaped the country.

A Canadian citizenship ceremony

A Canadian citizenship ceremony
1946

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The citizenship ceremony pinpoints the moment of becoming Canadian. The names of new citizens are called by the court clerk, and these individuals receive their certificates. In this sequence the Honourable Paul Martin, Mayor George Lawrence of Hamilton, Ontario, and Miss Canada (Marion Saver) are on hand. Here, some of the new Canadians wear sashes showing their countries of origin.