‘It’s a wonderful day’: 55 new Canadian citizens welcomed in Halifax

A special citizenship ceremony was held on Halifax’s naval base on Saturday to welcome 55 new Canadian citizens.

With a massive Canadian flag in the background, immigrants from 22 countries took the Oath of Citizenship at HMCS Scotian.

For Ghenwa Bteddini of Lebanon, the event was a long time coming for her family.

“It’s a wonderful day,” she said. “We are so happy and so proud to be Canadian.”

The Bteddinis left Lebanon four-and-a-half years ago, with a priority of moving to a peaceful country. But Ghenwa says they were surprised by how well her family was received.

“From the beginning when we came here, they were always beside us if we need any help,” she said. “This is really like, all my respect for them.”

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