June 9, 2009 – Prime Minister of Canada – Stephen Harper – announced today in Parliament House of Commons that Canada will be seeking to extend HONORARY CITIZENSHIP OF CANADA to His Highness the Aga Khan.
Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, first, I think I speak on behalf of all members in congratulating His Highness the Aga Khan on receiving an honorary doctorate today from the University of Alberta.
The Aga Khan, with his network of agencies, is a great partner and long-time friend of Canada, and a great benefactor to humanity. He is truly a beacon of humanitarianism, of pluralism and of tolerance throughout the entire world.
I have informed the Aga Khan that our government will be seeking the consent of the House to extend honorary citizenship to His Highness. I hope that all members will see fit to confirm it.
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