First recipients of new Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee medal awarded

The new Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal that honours the Queen's 70 years on the throne. Sept. 26, 2022. (Source: Government of Manitoba) The new Queen Elizabeth II Platinum Jubilee Medal that honours the Queen's 70 years on the throne. Sept. 26, 2022. (Source: Government of Manitoba)

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Quebec adopts law making oath to King optional for elected members

Quebec's legislature has passed a law putting an end to the requirement that members swear an oath to the King. The Coalition Avenir Quebec government had tabled a bill on Tuesday making the oath to the monarch optional after three members of the opposition Parti Quebecois refused to swear the oath and were barred from sitting.