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iPolitics AM: New Democrats gather on the Hill for group swearing-in ceremony – iPolitics
by ahnationtalk onNovember 19, 201982 Views
Nov 19, 2019
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With a little over 24 hours to go before Prime Minister Justin Trudeau unveils his newly reconfigured front bench lineup, the New Democrats are hoping to capitalize on that pre-reveal energy by holding a swearing-in ceremony of their own.
Later this afternoon, New Democrat Leader Jagmeet Singh and his 23 new and returning caucus colleagues will pledge their collective and respective allegiance to the Queen as Sovereign of Canada, which, as the parliamentary bible notes, extends to the institutions she represents as well as the very “concept of democracy.”
The full text of the oath, which can also be taken via affirmation: