M.P. tilson Participates in Citizenship Ceremony

BOLTON, ON – David Tilson, the Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, participated in a citizenship ceremony held at Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Kitchener location, on Monday, August 08, 2011.
August 10, 2011


Judge Sharon Robertson and David Tilson, M.P. (Dufferin-Caledon).


BOLTON, ON
– David Tilson, the Member of Parliament for Dufferin-Caledon, participated in a citizenship ceremony held at Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s (CIC) Kitchener location, on Monday, August 08, 2011.

During the ceremony, 38 candidates were officially sworn in as Canadian citizens. The ceremony was performed by a Citizenship and Immigration Canada Judge, Sharon Robertson, as well as Citizenship Clerk, Diana Petcoff.

Mr. Tilson was invited to participate in the ceremony as a special guest. He addressed the new citizens following the formal portion of the program and highlighted the many rights and responsibilities associated with Canadian citizenship including: the responsibility to vote, to participate in the community, to be a good neighbour, and to defend Canada and its values.

“Canadian citizenship is much more than voting and obeying laws. It also means getting involved in your community and your country,” said Mr. Tilson during his remarks. “You are all now officially Canadian citizens and therefore, you are also officially part of the Canadian community.”