Mr. Speaker, I am happy to report that the Succession to the Throne Act received royal assent yesterday. The legislation will end the practice of placing male heirs ahead of their older sisters in the line of succession. It will also mean that heirs to the throne who marry Roman Catholics will remain eligible in the line of succession.
These changes will ensure that the crown evolves to reflect Canadian culture and values. Canadians are proud of the crown, and we are proud of this legislation.