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Man to recant oath to Queen

TORONTO—A soon-to-be Canadian has served notice that he plans to recant the mandatory Oath of Allegiance to the Queen immediately after he becomes a citizen.

In a letter sent to the citizenship court judge earlier this month, Dror Bar-Natan states his opposition to the oath, which he calls “repulsive,” and his plan to renege on the pledge following his citizenship ceremony today.

Trudeau left detractors ‘in the dust’

LONDON—Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has used an interview with an influential BBC current affairs show in London to issue his most pungent retort yet to his Canadian detractors.

Trudeau, 43, endured more than two years of Conservative party attack ads declaring him “just not ready” before sweeping prime minister Stephen Harper from power in last month’s federal election.

Refugee funding questioned

Premiers across the country reiterated yesterday that their governments are prepared to accept thousands of Syrian refugees but some are raising questions about funding, particularly for housing.

B.C. Premier Christy Clark noted Metro Vancouver’s housing prices are the highest in the country and funding details still need to be worked out with the federal government.