Canada rejects Queen's oath plan

26th May 2000 at 01:00
PLANS to require Canadian pupils to start the day by reciting an oath of allegiance to the Queen have been shelved.

The idea, touted in Ontario as a way to instil respect for instituions, was ridiculed by the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, school board trustees, ethnic groups, the province's Catholic schools and even the Monarchist League of Canada.

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