Bill introduced to abolish the oath to the king

Bill presented to abolish the oath to the king

After weeks of monopolizing public debate, the Legault government presented its Bill 4, which aims to put an end to the obligation to take the oath to the King of Canada during the swearing in of the deputies of the National Assembly.

Bill 4 (PL4) was tabled by the Minister responsible for Democratic Institutions and responsible of Canadian Relations and the Canadian Francophonie, Jean-François Roberge, on December 6.

With the obligation of the oath to the king, the three deputies of the Parti Québécois (PQ) cannot currently sit in the National Assembly, they having refused to swear such allegiance when they were sworn in .

The eleven deputies of Québec solidaire (QS) had also initially refused to take the oath to Charles III before finally doing so in order to be able to sit and pass a law putting an end to this practice.< /p>

Earlier this morning, during press briefings, the leader of the official opposition, Marc Tanguay (Liberal Party of Quebec), showed his desire to have the PL4 adopted quickly.

The PL4 plans to exempt Quebec from article 128 of the Canadian Constitution which requires the oath to the king for members of the provincial and federal legislatures. The deputies of the National Assembly would thus only be obliged to take the oath to the people of Quebec, as provided for by the law on the National Assembly.

Since the death of Queen Elizabeth II last September and the passing of the crown of many former British colonies to King Charles III, more and more voices have been raised against the monarchy.

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