Niqab Canada

Niqab Battle Cost Feds More Than $420K

CBC | Alison Crawford, CBC News | Posted 11.30.2016 | Canada Politics

The final tally of the federal government's legal bill for its fight to prevent women from wearing a face veil at citizenship ceremonies is $421,840. ...

Newfoundlanders Spoof The Niqab Issue As Only They Can

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Politics

Leave it to the East Coast to give this issue the lightness it needs.

Catherine Lévesque

Quebec Women Who Wear The Niqab Cannot 'Go Home To Their Country' | Catherine Lévesque | Posted 10.12.2015 | Canada Politics

HuffPost Quebec sat down with three Quebec women who converted and decided to wear the veil at the risk of upsetting the people of "their country."

TPP, Niqab Debate May Hit These Voters Differently

CP | Stephanie Levitz | Posted 10.11.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — When you get west of the Rockies, the saying goes about Canadian politics, things are different. In British Columbia, that's proving tru...

Nenshi Delivers Another Niqab Reality Check For Tories

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 10.05.2015 | Canada Alberta

“If we want to have a conversation about the status of women in this country, let’s have that conversation. Let’s talk about murdered and missing aboriginal women.”

Liberal Candidate Backs Away From Niqab Comments

The Huffington Post Canada | Althia Raj | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Politics

Pierre Dufour had said "it’s directly a question that women in Canada and Quebec fought to have rights."

Ex-Soldier: Using Niqab Issue For Electoral Purposes Is 'Completely Sad'

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2016 | Canada Politics

"We've created a problem for electoral purposes. It's completely sad."

Ottawa Asks For Stay On Niqab Ruling

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2016 | Canada Politics

A Conservative candidate says the government believes most Canadians are offended by the idea someone would conceal their identity while taking the citizenship oath.

Niqab Ruling Appeal By Ottawa To Be Heard In Court Today

CBC | Posted 09.15.2016 | Canada Living

Arguments for the reinstatement of a ban on face coverings at citizenship ceremonies will be made this morning by lawyers for the Ministry of Citize...

The Niqab Ban Goes Against Canadian Values

Saeed Selvam | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Living
Saeed Selvam

A ceremony designed to showcase our national values of freedom of religion, expression, accommodation and speech? Well, let's just say that this election year, the Prime Minister should focus on reaching elsewhere for points rather than conjuring fear from diversity at a time where cultural understanding and unity are desperately needed.

Tory MP's Niqab Claim 'Full Of Baloney'

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.13.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - "I think for the citizenship ceremony, someone needs to identify themselves. We need to know who they are." — Conservative MP Costas Menega...

Forcing Women to Remove Their Niqabs Is Just Another Kind of Oppression

Jonathan Scott | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Jonathan Scott

Perhaps there is an element to which the Conservatives truly believe they are fighting a cultural and religious practice that they find repugnant. Even still, that seems far beyond the point, as has been stated many times by various commentators: a conservative man forcing a woman not to wear a niqab is effectively the same violation of her liberty as a conservative man forcing her to wear the niqab. What could be more Canadian than including someone's harmless religious practices in a citizenship ceremony, or really any other facet of public life?

Niqab Debate Is 'Wonderful': Religious Freedom Ambassador

CP | Stephanie Levitz and Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's ambassador for religious freedoms says he thinks it's important that Canadians are having a debate about the place of the niqab in s...

'All Women Are Part Of The Canadian Family,' Mr. Harper

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 03.11.2015 | Canada Politics

People across the country took to Twitter to mock Harper for his niqab comments with #DressCodePM

Niqabs OK At Federal Workplaces, But Not Citizenship Ceremonies: Clement

CP | Joan Bryden, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.11.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Federal Conservatives scrambled Wednesday to clarify that their aversion to Muslim women wearing the niqab applies strictly to citizenship ce...

Senator In Hot Seat Over How Tories Depict Muslim Canadians

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Politics

Senior Tory acknowledges negative impact on Canada's Muslim community of Harper government's recent messaging

Althia Raj

Do Tories Want To Ban Headscarves At Citizenship Ceremonies Now? | Althia Raj | Posted 02.19.2015 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Chris Alexander suggested Wednesday that he does not want Muslim women to wear traditional headscarves during citizens...

Woman Ordered To Remove Niqab By Toronto Court

CBC | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada

An Ontario judge has ruled a woman must remove her niqab to testify in a Toronto sexual assault case. Justice Norris Weisman announced his decision...

Media Bites: How Niqabs Brought Canadian Media Together

J.J. McCullough | Posted 02.23.2013 | Canada Politics
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg The Supreme Court of Canada on Thursday ruled that burka-clad women are allowed to keep themselves burka'd whilst testifying at trial. Or something like that. "Sometimes niqab in court will be OK. Sometimes niqab will not be OK," David Frum summarizes.

Not The First Time Niqab Has Caused Controversy

CBC | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Politics

In recent years, courts and lawmakers have had to address issues around wearing a niqab, a veil worn by some Muslim women that covers all of the face,...

Top Court Rules On Niqab

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada

OTTAWA - A sharply divided Supreme Court of Canada was not able to definitively rule Thursday whether a woman can wear a religious veil known as a niq...

Okay For Court?

CBC | Posted 02.18.2013 | Canada Politics

A case to be decided Thursday by the Supreme Court of Canada on whether a Muslim woman can wear a niqab while testifying against two men whom she says...

Veiled Threat: Niqab in the Courtroom

J.S. Vijaya | Posted 02.20.2012 | Canada
J.S. Vijaya

I have conducted hundreds of trials. I can tell you that during trial many things go on simultaneously in the courtroom. The cross-examiner listens and watches very carefully to every inflection, every movement, every subtle change of mood, and facial tics that the witness conveys while testifying.

Althia Raj

No Niqabs During Citizenship Ceremonies: Ottawa | Althia Raj | Posted 12.13.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — The Conservative government’s announcement Monday that it will prevent Muslim women from wearing face coverings during citizenship ceremo...

To Veil or Not to Veil -- Is That Really the Question?

Mubin Shaikh | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada
Mubin Shaikh

Before the Supreme Court now is the question of whether a veil-wearing Muslim woman should be allowed to testify in court with the niqab remaining on. It is a full and complete travesty that this case has been made to be about the face covering and not about the sexual abuse this woman alleges she suffered.