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Man denied Canadian citizenship over oath mix-up

posted Apr 21, 2012, 7:05 PM by Milorad Borota   [ updated Apr 21, 2012, 7:06 PM ]
Citizenship officer alleged man mouthed oath, but government admits official was wrong
CBC News
Posted: Apr 5, 2012 2:00 PM ET
Last Updated: Apr 5, 2012 3:06 PM ET

A government official wrongly denied an immigrant his Canadian citizenship because he wrongly believed the man was mouthing the oath of citizenship rather than repeating it out loud, Citizenship and Immigration Canada says.

The mix-up took place at a March 29 ceremony, CIC said in a letter to the CBC's Evan Dyer.

"A citizenship officer at the ceremony determined that the candidate was not articulating the words of the Oath of Citizenship," said CIC spokeswoman Mary Jago.

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