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Malala is granted honorary Canadian citizenship

Malala is granted honorary Canadian citizenship
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Human rights education activist Malala Yousafzia has received honorary Canadian citizenship from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa.

The Nobel Laureate is only the sixth person to be granted the country’s honorary status.

During an address to lawmakers she praised Canada’s embrace of refugees saying “ Your motto “Welcome to Canada” is more than a headline or a hashtag,

Yousafzai, an Pakistani education activist who came to prominence when a Taliban gunman shot her in the head in 2012,