Canada Niqab

Meet The Man Who's 'Very Satisfied' The Niqab Is An Election Issue

Le Huffington Post Quebec | Kevin Dougherty | Posted 10.03.2015 | Canada Politics

"Canada, because of multiculturalism, has lost its bearings."

Niqab-Wearing Montreal Woman Criticizes Issue's Dominance In Campaign

CBC | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Politics

"We have one life to live. I want to live it by my conscience, not by what people can think of me."

Conservatives Press Hot Buttons Before French Debate

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Politics

The debate, hosted by the TVA network, comes amid recent polls that suggest New Democrat support in Quebec is loosening, giving the other parties an opening.

Notley Says She's 'Disappointed And Troubled' By Niqab Debate

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Alberta

"I don't think that is helpful."

Tories Stop Short Of Ruling Out Ban On Niqabs For Public Servants

CBC | Posted 10.01.2015 | Canada Politics

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.

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."

I Am Quitting the Conservatives Because of Stephen Harper's Politics

Samuel Getachew | Posted 09.29.2015 | Canada Politics
Samuel Getachew

By the time you read this column, my membership in the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario will likely be revoked (if not, I will resign). I will no longer be the director of a riding association in the Toronto Centre Conservative Association. This is not because I am no longer useful to the once-proud party of Bill Davis, John Robarts and, yes, Christine Elliott, but because I am coming out against comrade Stephen Harper -- our party's federal counterpart. The Stephen Harper era has made us too partisan, extremely fearful of our neighbours, cheerleaders in world affairs, less tolerant to new immigrants and refugees and mere observers in the affairs of our country -- instead of active actors.

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

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Politics

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

There Were No Clear Winners in the French Debate, But One Loser

Donald Charette | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Donald Charette

Thomas Mulcair, head of the NDP, has not been able to use any of the leaders' debates to stop his party's loss of momentum, making him the loser of this first meeting in French. Stephen Harper and Gilles Duceppe performed well, whereas Justin Trudeau stumbled on several occasions and had his worst debate performance since the beginning of the election campaign. The wearing of the niqab and the constitutional question sharply divided the federal party leaders and created some lively exchanges.

Althia Raj

Top 3 Moments Of Leaders' French Debate | Althia Raj | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Politics

At one point, Mulcair and Harper argued incomprehensibly.

Government Poll Suggests Wide Support For Tories' Stance On Niqab

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.24.2015 | Canada Politics

The polling results were released Thursday because of federal law requires all final reports of public opinion research paid for by taxpayers to be published within six months of data collection.

As a Muslim, I Think Canada Should Ban the Niqab and Burka in Public

Raheel Raza | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Politics
Raheel Raza

In the 25 years I have called Canada home, I have seen a steady rise of Muslim women being strangled in the pernicious black tent that is passed off to naïve and guilt-ridden white, mainstream Canadians as an essential Islamic practice. The niqab and burka have nothing to do with Islam. They're the political flags of the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, the Taliban, al-Qaida and Saudi Arabia. Now I learn I have not only to fight the medieval, theocratic adherents of my faith for a safe space for myself, I have to battle the Federal Court of Canada as well.

Duceppe Favours Notwithstanding Clause To Ban Niqab

CBC | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Politics

The constitutional measure was put in place "precisely for this kind of situation," he added.

NDP Candidate Says His Niqab Comments Were 'Ill-Considered And Contradictory'

CP | Melanie Marquis, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.19.2015 | Canada Politics

Jean-Francois Delisle has backed off his proposal to re-open the Constitution over niqabs and the Senate.

Ottawa Asks For Stay On Niqab Ruling

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 09.18.2015 | 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 09.15.2015 | 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...

Quebec Tables Bill To Ban Face Coverings For Public Services

CP | Sidhartha Banerjee, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Politics

Under the bill, the niqab or burka would be banned for those using government institutions and those who work for the public service, for reasons of security and communication.

Mulcair Says Niqab Debate A Matter For Courts, Not Politicians

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.17.2015 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - Questions surrounding the wearing of the niqab should be dealt with by the courts and not by politicians, NDP Leader Tom Mulcair said Tuesd...

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?

Stephen Harper Does Not Really Care About Women

Davide Mastracci | Posted 05.12.2015 | Canada Politics
Davide Mastracci

On February 12, Harper vowed to appeal a federal court ruling that would allow Muslim women to wear a niqab during citizenship ceremonies. Speaking to the press about the matter, Harper said, "That is not the way we do things." He added that, "This is a society that is transparent, open and where people are equal, and I think we find that offensive." This is a classic example of opportunistic feminism, which so many white men like to make use of from time to time.

'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

Wearing a Niqab or a Veil Is Not a Requirement of Islam

Tahir Gora | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Politics
Tahir Gora

We need to understand the difference between being separate and being moderate. There is also a need to understand that most Muslim women who don't wear these emblems are still followers of Islam. The conclusion of this debate should be that wearing a particular item of dress should be a person's choice. Showing yourself -- your identity -- should be a choice made by society.

Saudi Women Belong Behind the Wheel, Too

Farzana Hassan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Farzana Hassan

I never have to think twice about getting behind the wheel whenever I need groceries, or pick up kids, or go to the bank. I do not wait for my husband, or father or brother to first give me permission to leave the house, or wait for his availability to attend to my needs. In Saudi Arabia, of course I would not have that luxury.

Sex Assault Accuser Must Remove Niqab

CP | Allison Jones, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.24.2013 | Canada

TORONTO - A woman must remove her face-covering veil to testify against the men she is accusing of sexual assault, an Ontario judge ruled Wednesday.Th...

Respect Women? Say No to the Niqab

Farzana Hassan | Posted 02.20.2013 | Canada
Farzana Hassan

2012-12-21-Farzana.jpg I firmly believe that legislation protecting the rights of women who are forced into wearing the niqab is not only desirable but essential. The influence of radicalism grows stronger by the day. These women are not only denied a face, but also a name and an identity.