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Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council

Happy families and Hastings deputy mayor Cynthia Bowers pictured at a Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council on 20 May, 2015.
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Leafs tickets, Canucks jerseys: some of the gifts handed out at citizenship ceremonies

Toronto Raptors tickets, Toronto Maple Leafs tickets, Vancouver Canucks tickets, and a leaflet from Parks Canada.

Each one of those is an example of a gift given out to a new Canadian during at least one of the dozens of citizenship ceremonies held across Canada. 437 more words

News

Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council

Just some of the happy new citizens, pictured at a Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council on 15 April, 2015.
Photos by Margot Burns
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I vote therefore I am

It was 1978, Thursday, late night shopping. I was at Liverpool Westfield’s. But I wasn’t shopping; I was witnessing my parents’ Australian Citizenship ceremony. Yep, right there on Centre Stage. 634 more words

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Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council

You never do know who you’re going to bump into. Welcoming new citizens to New Zealand, including my good friends Brett and Joelle Pretorius, :-) at Hastings District Council, on 18 March, 2015. 16 more words

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Trying to dispel misconceptions about Muslim women difficult

By Sarah Mushtaq

During an open house at the mosque last year, a woman came in with many questions, particularly about Muslim women. There were several young women volunteering that day, which made for the perfect opportunity for a few of us to sit down to answer her questions personally. 734 more words

Opinion

Tory MP apologizes for telling women wearing niqab during ceremony: ‘stay the hell where you came from’

WATCH: Conservative MP Larry Miller has apologized for his comments on the niqab but he and the Conservatives aren’t backing away from the hot debate. Mike Drolet has the story. 536 more words

Politics