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Milke: Why the niqab matters to Canadians

Canadians who want to think through the niqab debate will need to avoid the temptation to ponder only surface arguments, ones that miss subterranean societal tensions. Some argue that the Conservative government’s attempt to require that prospective citizens show their faces is an affront to religious rights. Others claim that proof of a basic commitment … Continue reading Milke: Why the niqab matters to Canadians

Confederate flag-clad man ‘against the niqab’ charged with uttering threats at Calgary debate

Calgary police have charged a 66-year-old man with uttering threats and wearing a disguise with intent after he allegedly disrupted a Calgary candidates debate while wearing a Confederate flag over his face in an apparent protest of the niqab.

Wayne Joseph Fillo was arrested Thursday night following the bizarre incident at an election forum in the riding of Calgary Rocky Ridge.

Petition: Canadians To Vote With Their Faces Covered In Federal Election On October 9th, 2015

On October 9th, 2015, Muslim fundamentalist Zunera Ishaq took Canada’s oath of citizenship while hiding her identity. Wearing an Islamic niqab covering her face(except for her eyes), Ms. Ishaq swore allegiance to the nation of Canada.


ANALYSIS: Charter of Rights and the niqab collide in views on ‘Canadian values’

Statistics Canada said last week that more than 90 per cent of us, when asked, identified the Charter of Rights and Freedoms as an “important symbol of Canadian identity.”

Hockey is down in fifth place on Statistics Canada’s list of national symbols — although still chosen by 77 per cent of respondents.


Conservatives stop short of ruling out ban on niqabs for public servants

Conservative candidate Pierre Poilievre did not rule out the possibility of a re-elected Tory government pursuing a ban on face coverings for public servants during a Thursday morning press conference in Ottawa.

Poilievre, who is the lead minister for the national capital region and running for re-election in the Ontario riding of Carleton, met with media to discuss an open letter from Conservative Leader Stephen Harper to the country’s public servants that outlined the government’s commitment to resolving a number of ongoing collective bargaining issues.