David Johnston says Canada showed its true colours during the niqab debate and in its response to the Syrian refugee crisis.
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A brief explainer about what the Islamic practice means.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper's handpicked parliamentary secretary says the Conservative Party's focus on identity issues — the niqab, stripping citizenship from dual nationals and launching a barbari...
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"I'd always been a person who stood up for his convictions."
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In an email this week to members of the Muslim community, Staff-Sgt. David Zackrias urged the reporting of all forms of abuse.
A recent conversation with my 88-year-old mother leads me to ask my fellow Canadians, isn't it time we all lifted the veil?
When I first started wearing a hijab about four years ago, I remember people asking me, "Aren't you afraid?" But I told them I wasn't going to be intimidated. While I don't wear the niqab, I feel as a hijabi that every word Stephen Harper utters against it is targeted to me personally. Telling women what to wear is a slippery slope, it has always been. I know it's only a matter of time until Harper declares wearing a hijab a "barbaric cultural practice." As Harper uses the niqab debate as a political weapon, and as we say the practice makes us uncomfortable and call it strange, let's not forget Harper's words and our own are hurting real women.
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The man said he was there to make a point about the niqab.
Calgary's mayor toned down his harsh criticism of the Conservative government.
The woman at the heart of the niqab debate fears it has tarnished Canadians' views of Muslims.
Niqab-wearing Canadians aren't the only ones covering their faces.
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“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.”
"It's an issue that won't go away and it's not even that important."
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"I don't think that is helpful."
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Just two women have ruled out taking the oath because of the niqab ban.
A Quebec Green Party candidate is standing firmly behind her belief that the niqab should be banned in Canada, despite being at odds with her party's leader and many of her fellow party members on the...
"... beneath the dignity of a Canadian prime minister."
A Quebec NDP MP went on French-language TV to say the party is "totally uncomfortable" with the niqab
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 society.Andrew Bennett says his office doesn't get...