Becoming Canadian

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Nine people became official Canadian citizens Wednesday in a ceremony in council chambers at the Civic Centre. All of them female.

The one hour ceremony is the final step in the process of becoming a Canadian citizen. The candidates must pass the interview stage and a test before advancing to the ceremony where each candidate takes an oath before receiving a certificate stating their new Canadian citizenship.

The citizenship ceremony is conducted two times a year, the other being Canada Day.

The proceedings included remarks from Sault MP Terry Sheehan, Mayor Provenzano and a representative from MPP David Orazietti. A reception followed for dignitaries and family members.