That's what comes to my mind, when I think about a citizenship test. But is that actually what happens here in Canada? Do our recently arrived permanent residents take the time and care to actually learn about this, their new country? Hell, no they don't! Our government has decided to create a fast track towards Canadian citizenship. To make it incredibly easy for these people. All they have to do is phone Service Canada's 1 800 O Canada line and one of the very obliging Information Officers at the other end, will provide all the required answers to the Canadian Citizenship exam, as they are required to do by the mandate of their job.
They will provide them with information on:
-The Governor General,
-The Prime Minister and the Party in power,
-Their provincial Lieutenant Governor,
-All the federal opposition parties and their leaders,
-Their provincial Premier and the Provincial Party in power,
-The provincial opposition party,
-Their MP and their electoral district; and
-A referral to their province for info on their MPP.
So as you can see, there need be no effort put forth by anyone seeking to become a Canadian Citizen. Ask me if I think this is right? Ask me if I think this is fair? Ask me if I think this is an insult to all those who immigrated here in the past and have become true Canadians like you and I?
A word to the wise... I for one intend to take this up with my MP.