Honorary Canadian citizenship
Honorary Canadian citizenship (or in official sources honorary Canadian citizenship; French: Citoyenneté canadienne honoraire) is an honour wherein Canadian citizenship is bestowed by the Governor-General-in-Council, with the approval of parliament where appropriate, on foreigners of exceptional merit. It is a symbolic honour; the recipient does not take the Oath of Citizenship and thus does not receive any rights, privileges, or duties typically held by a Canadian citizen.
|Swedish diplomat and humanitarian.|
|2||Nelson Mandela||2001||Anti-apartheid activist, former President of South Africa, and recipient of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize.|
|3||Tenzin Gyatso||2006||The 14th Dalai Lama and recipient of the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize.|
|4||Aung San Suu Kyi||2007||Burmese opposition leader and recipient of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.|
|5||Karim Aga Khan IV||2010||49th Imam of the Shia Ismaili Muslims.|
|6||Malala Yousafzai||Awarded in 2014, received in 2017||Pakistani women's rights and education activist, and recipient of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize.|
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