Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

December 04, 2014 09:08 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Preside Over a Citizenship Ceremony

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 4, 2014) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over a citizenship ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Tuesday, December 9, 2014. He will be accompanied by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th governor general of Canada, and the founder and co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, and by Canada's Citizenship and Immigration Minister, Chris Alexander.

Prior to the ceremony, 50 candidates for Canadian citizenship will share their views on citizenship during a round-table discussion. The events are organized in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

9 a.m.
Round-table Discussion on Citizenship
Candidates for citizenship will participate in a round-table discussion to encourage the sharing of stories, and a collective reflection on citizenship and the day's ceremony.
Tent Room, Rideau Hall
PHOTO OP FOR MEDIA - Images can be captured throughout the discussion.
10:30 a.m.
Canadian Citizenship Ceremony
The Governor General will be the presiding official administering the Oath of Citizenship and conferring citizenship certificates to 50 new Canadians from 34 countries.
Ballroom, Rideau Hall

About the Institute for Canadian Citizenship

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship is a national, non-profit organization that engages Canadians in citizenship through innovative programs, campaigns and partnerships designed to ensure new citizens are welcomed and included as equals; create meaningful connections among all Canadian citizens; foster a culture of active, engaged citizens; and celebrate what it means to be Canadian. For more information, visit

Media wishing to cover the round-table discussion should arrive at Princess Anne Entrance no later than 8:45 a.m.

Those wishing to cover the ceremony should arrive no later than 10:15 a.m.

Media are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office.

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