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Aga Khan To Receive Honorary Canadian Citizenship - 2009-06-19

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Friday, 2009, June 19
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Canada will grant the Aga Khan honorary citizenship - It has been given to four others: Swedish diplomat and Holocaust hero Raoul Wallenberg (posthumously in 1985); former South Africa president and Nobel laureate Nelson Mandela (2001); the Dalai Lama (2006); and pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi (2007), a Nobel laureate who has spent most of the last 20 years under house arrest in her native Myanmar.

Press Release

Motion to Grant to His Highness the Aga Khan the Honourary Title of Citizen of Canada - 2009-06-23

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Canadian Senate

CANADA: Debates of the Senate
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2nd SESSION ● 40th PARLIAMENT ● VOLUME 146 ● NUMBER 50
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Motion to grant to His Highness the Aga Khan The Honourary Title of ‘Citizen of Canada’

(Motion Unanimously Adopted)

Statements by:

The Honourable Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Q.C.
The Honourable Consiglio DiNino
The Honourable Marcel Prud’homme, P.C.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Motion to Grant to His Highness the Aga Khan the Honourary Title of Citizen of Canada

STATEMENT BY THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA ON HIS HIGHNESS THE AGA KHAN - 2009-06-19

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pm.gc.ca

Today at 12:01am

Statement

For immediate release

Statement by THE Prime Minister OF CANADA

Prime Minister Stephen Harper issued the following statement today on the House of Commons passing a motion to grant Honorary Canadian Citizenship to His Highness the Aga Khan:

“Today, on the advice of our Government, the House of Commons voted to bestow Honorary Canadian Citizenship upon His Highness the Aga Khan.

AKU and U of Alberta Expand Partnership - Aga Khan Receives Hon Degree - Will Be Granted Hon Canadian Citizenship - 2009-06-09

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akdn.org

9 June, 2009, Edmonton, Canada - The University of Alberta and the Aga Khan University today signed a memorandum of understanding that advances their respective goals to increase global engagement and to promote equitable human advancement and social justice throughout the world.

Recent Articles

MPs grant Agan Khan honorary citizenship - 2009-06-19

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ctv.ca / The Canadian Press

OTTAWA -- Parliamentarians have voted to grant the Aga Khan honorary Canadian citizenship in what the prime minister describes as a recognition of his leadership in promoting "development, pluralism and tolerance around the world."

Honorary Canadian citizenship is bestowed by the Governor General and requires the unanimous approval of all voting MPs.

Born in Geneva, Shah Karim al-Hussayni is the fifth person to be named an honorary Canadian citizen.

Prime Minister proposes extending honorary Canadian citizenship to the Aga Khan - 2009-06-10

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AFP

OTTAWA (AFP) — Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday proposed extending honorary Canadian citizenship to the Aga Khan, imam of the world's Shia Ismaili Muslims.

Harper said his government would seek "the consent of the House (of Commons) to extend honorary citizenship to His Highness," and urged all parliamentarians to support the motion.

The Aga Khan, Prince Karim Al Husseini, 72, is the spiritual head of the world's 15 million Ismaili Muslims.

He is the forth such person to hold the post since the 19th century.

Aga Khan becomes sixth person in history to become honorary Canadian citizen - 2009-06-09

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The Canadian Press

OTTAWA - Canada will grant the Aga Khan honorary citizenship for what Prime Minister Stephen Harper describes as his exemplary humanitarianism and long friendship with Canada.

Born in Geneva, Shah Karim al-Hussayni is the 49th hereditary imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims and is widely recognized for his work against poverty and his promotion of tolerance.

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Now 72, he is the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, which works in Asia and Africa and is one of the world's largest private development networks.

Aga Khan to receive honorary Canadian citizenship - 2009-06-09

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THE CANADIAN PRESS

OTTAWA — Canada will grant the Aga Khan honorary citizenship for what Prime Minister Stephen Harper describes as his exemplary humanitarianism and long friendship with Canada .

Born in Geneva , Shah Kari al-Hussayni is the 49th Aga Khan, or imam to Shia Ismaili Muslims, and is widely recognized for his work against poverty and his promotion of tolerance.

Now 72, he is the founder and chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network, which works in Asia and Africa and is one of the world's largest private development networks.

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