Letter: Commons oath

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The Independent Online
Sir: Some years ago, the oath Canadian MPs must take was changed by simply omitting the phrase "and her heirs and successors". The result is an oath of personal allegiance to the Head of State, namely Queen Elizabeth II, rather than to the principle of a hereditary monarchy. This compromise has been judged acceptable by nationalist MPs from Quebec, and perhaps ought to be considered here.

JEFFREY M EGGER

Cambridge

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