This special English episode features two distinguished Canadians. In part 1, this author chats with Citizenship Judge Suzanne Carrière who presided over this year’s oath-taking ceremonies in Ottawa on Canada Day. Judge Carrière holds the distinction of being the first Citizenship Judge of Mètis heritage.
Having earned her Bachelor of Arts at the University of Manitoba and Bachelor of Law at the University of Calgary, she has been practicing law for more than 13 years, including 8 years with the federal Department of Justice in Aboriginal Legal Services. In 2023, Judge Carrière has sworn in a jaw-dropping number of new Canadians. Get to know more about this distinguished Canadian in the accompanying video.