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)