Citizenship Week 2018 message from Minister Hussen

What does being Canadian mean to you? Citizenship Week runs from October 8 to 14, 2018.

Citizenship Week 2018 message from Minister Hussen

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Transcript: “Citizenship Week 2018 message from Minister Hussen”

Video length: 1:58 minutes

Text displays: “A Special Message from Minister Hussen”.

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, speaks with Canadian flags on either side of him.

Text displays: “The Honourable Ahmed Hussen – Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship”.

MINISTER: As a very proud Canadian, I feel fortunate every single day to call Canada my home. October 8 to 14 is Citizenship Week in Canada. Whether you recently became a Canadian or have been one your entire life, I encourage all Canadians to reflect on what it means to be a Canadian citizen – the rights we enjoy, the responsibilities we share and the diversity that makes us strong.

MINISTER (speaking French): October is also Women’s History Month, making this a good time to reflect upon the Canadian women who have shaped this country.

MINISTER: I also want to highlight during this Citizenship Week that we are celebrating the one-year anniversary of Bill C-6 coming into force. Bill C-6 brought about important changes to the Citizenship Act. The citizenship process is now more flexible and fair, and people who have already begun building their lives in Canada can achieve citizenship faster. I am very proud of this achievement.

MINISTER (speaking French): To celebrate, this year we are taking Citizenship to new heights, kicking off the week with a special citizenship ceremony at the very top of the CN Tower. Special ceremonies will be held across the country, so I encourage all Canadians to participate and reaffirm their citizenship alongside Canada’s newest citizens this week. I also invite you to follow us on social media and to share with us your experiences during Citizenship Week.

MINISTER: Happy Citizenship Week.

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