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A Conservative candidate says the government believes most Canadians are offended by the idea someone would conceal their identity while taking the citizenship oath.
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, except the eyes. The issues have divided Canadia...
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 sexually assaulted her when she was a child is ab...
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.
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.
The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments Thursday in the case of a woman who wants to testify in court while wearing a niqab, in a legal matter that pits religious rights against the right of defen...