Malala Yousafzai will become Canada’s sixth honorary citizen today, a rare gesture of respect for her bravery in overcoming a brutal Taliban attack to become a champion for girls’ education around the world.
The 19-year-old Pakistan-born Nobel Peace Prize recipient will attend a formal ceremony in Ottawa before she delivers a 15-minute address in the House of Commons.
The speech is expected to begin at about 12 p.m. ET. CBC.ca will have live coverage of Yousafzai’s arrival on the Hill and her address to Parliament.