Canada gives honorary citizenship to Malala Yousafzai

Staff Report

OTTAWA, Canada -- Canada awarded honorary citizenship to 2014 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai Wednesday (April 12), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau presented a framed certificate to Malala, the sixth and the youngest recipient ever of Canadian honorary citizenship.

"Malala, your story is an inspiration to us all," said Trudeau.

Malala survived a Taliban assassination attempt in 2012 in Swat for promoting girls' education. She recently became the youngest-ever UN Messenger of Peace.

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