12 February 2015

Stephen Harper says Ottawa to appeal ruling allowing veil during citizenship oath


On Thursday, the National Council of Canadian Muslims also urged the government to reconsider its appeal.
“The issue pertains to a tiny minority of women who choose to wear the face veil, and regardless of anyone’s feelings about it, the law is clear,” said Ihsaan Gardee, the council’s executive director.
“There are many more pressing issues that our government should be tackling on behalf of Canadians. Curtailing a woman’s freedom of religious expression, which harms no one and where accommodations are possible, should not be one of them.”

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