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Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon leaves a post-election news conference in Boucherville, Que. on Oct. 4, 2022. LA PRESSE CANADIENNE/Graham Hughes

Why Québec politicians must swear an oath to the King — even if they don’t want to

An oath to the King is not an oath to the person who wears the crown. It is an oath to an institution that symbolizes our system of government, a democratic constitutional monarchy.
Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett is sworn in Oct. 12 for her confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Leah Millis/Pool via AP

The history of oath ceremonies and why they matter when taking office

Taking oath is an important tradition before assuming charge of a public office. It entails a commitment to the future. What is the history of oath-taking?