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OATHS OF OFFICE ACT

OATHS OF OFFICE ACT

Chapter O‑1


HER MAJESTY, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of Alberta, enacts as follows:

Oath of allegiance

1(1)  When by a statute of Alberta a person is required to take an oath of allegiance it shall be taken in the following form:

                                    I,                           , swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, her heirs and successors, according to law.

                                          So help me God.

(2)  Where the name of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second is expressed in the form, the name of the Sovereign at the time that the oath is taken shall be substituted therefor if different.

RSA 1980 cO‑1 s1

Official oath

2   When by a statute of Alberta a person is required to take an official oath on

                           (a)    being appointed to an office other than that of judge or justice of the peace, or

                           (b)    being admitted to a profession or calling,

the oath shall be taken in the following form:

                                    I,                            , swear that I will diligently, faithfully and to the best of my ability execute according to law the office of                          .

                                         So help me God.

RSA 1980 cO‑1 s2

Judicial oath

3   When by a statute of Alberta a person is required to take a judicial oath on being appointed as a judge or as a justice of the peace, the oath shall be taken in the following form:

                                    I,                             , swear that I will honestly and faithfully and to the best of my ability exercise the powers and duties of a                                .

                                         So help me God.

RSA 1980 cO‑1 s3

Solemn affirmation

4(1)  A person who is required by a statute of Alberta to take an oath prescribed by this Act may make a solemn affirmation instead of taking the oath.

(2)  When on the administering of an oath prescribed by this Act the person about to take the oath is permitted by law to make a solemn affirmation instead of taking an oath, the person may make a solemn affirmation in the prescribed form of the oath, substituting the words “solemnly affirm” for the word “swear”, and omitting the words “So help me God”.

RSA 2000 cO‑1 s4;2014 c13 s8