Prescott council debating motion on abolishing Oath to the King

By CityNews Ottawa

Prescott town council is set to discuss a motion on whether or not to abolish the oath to the King for newly elected members. 

A notice of motion for today's (Feb. 6) Prescott town council meeting suggests requesting the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing to consider amending the Ontario Municipal Act to scrap the mandatory oath to King Charles when elected, or make it optional.

Under the Ontario Municipal Act, a person can't take their seat on council until they take the Declaration of Office in English or French established by the province.

The motion will be tabled later today, and council will debate the topic later this month. 


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