Port Colborne not looking to dump oath to King Charles, but may add Indigenous aspects – St. Catharines Standard
March 17, 2023
The transition from Queen Elizabeth II to King Charles III has led many municipalities to re-examine their relationship with the monarch, but so far, Port Colborne has not jumped on the bandwagon to dump the Oath of Allegiance to the king.
Initially sparked by a request from the tiny town of Prescott (just south of Ottawa) to have the province amend the municipal oath of office, more and more municipalities are following suit and seeking to either remove the oath to the king entirely or make it optional.
The oath of allegiance to the king is particularly troublesome when it comes to Indigenous members of council, who have a more strained relationship with the monarchy.
With that in mind, Ward 4 Coun. Ron Bodner proposed during the March 14 council meeting that the city support the movement to at least make the oath more inclusive to the Indigenous community.
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