An Act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (oath or solemn affirmation)

This bill was last introduced in the 38th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in November 2005.


Joe Preston  Conservative

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)


Not active, as of Feb. 16, 2005
(This bill did not become law.)


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Parliament of Canada ActRoutine Proceedings

February 16th, 2005 / 3:10 p.m.
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Joe Preston Conservative Elgin—Middlesex—London, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-335, an act to amend the Parliament of Canada Act (oath or solemn affirmation).

Mr. Speaker, I rise today to introduce a private member's bill to change the oath of office of members of the House of Commons.

I was shocked, when I took my oath and joined this illustrious group, that it did not mention the word “Canada” at all. Therefore, I am adding to the oath that “I will be loyal to Canada and will perform the duties of a member of the House of Commons honestly and justly”.

I feel it is a way of making a commitment to this great country of ours as a member of Parliament.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)