OTTAWA – The young Pakistani education activist who shared this year’s Nobel Peace prize will formally receive honorary Canadian citizenship this month.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged to make Malala Yousafzai, 17, an honorary citizen during last year’s speech from the throne.
He says she will visit Ottawa on Oct. 22.
Yousafzai, an outspoken advocate for girls education, was shot in the head by Taliban gunman two years ago as she was on her way home from school.
She survived to become an international advocate for the right of girls to go to school.
She is the sixth person to receive honorary Canadian citizenship.