The Liberal government of Canada plans to revise and modify the guide for the Canadian Citizenship exam which will be used by Canadian citizens-to-be.
A draft version of the new guide breaks the responsibilities of citizenship into two categories: mandatory and voluntary. Mandatory responsibilities include paying taxes, completing the census, obeying the law, and serving on a jury, if called to do so. Voluntary responsibilities include understanding official bilingualism and participating in the political process.
The current “Discover Canada” guide was published in ۲۰۱۱ by the previous Conservative government, which focused on Canadian values and history. That guide had more information on military history and cultural values than the preceding guide.
After the Liberal government took position in ۲۰۱۵, Immigration Minister John McCallum mentioned that government had the intention to publish a new version of the guide once again. That work has been ongoing, though at this time there is no set date for publication of a complete version.
The new draft guide covers the history and present-day lives of Indigenous Peoples, evolution of the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups, as well as other sexual minorities.
In addition, a new section called “Quality of Life in Canada” focuses on the education and healthcare systems, descriptions of family life in Canada, the environment, and leisure time.
Since the Bill C-۶ was passed both the Senate and the House of Common in ۱۹th June, ۲۰۱۷, and it will make citizenship easier to obtain, the new version of the citizenship exam will also be easier and simpler.
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