Half of the New Canadian Cabinet Members Chose to Skip “So Help Me God” in Their Oaths of Office
Patheos - Yesterday, as new Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was sworn in, a lot of attention went to the makeup of his 31-member cabinet. When asked why he felt it was so important to have a gender-balanced cabinet, Trudeau answered very bluntly, "Because it's 2015."
That's a great answer. Also worth noting, though, is that half of his cabinet did not swear in with a religious oath. Instead, they opted to take a Solemn Affirmation thatdidn't include any mention of God.
In case you're wondering, the affirmers included:
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