14 March 2015

Canadian Press: New Democrat MPs split over niqab


http://metronews.ca/news/canada/1312102/new-democrat-mps-split-over-niqab/

However, Mulcair did not object last spring when newly elected Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard said he intended to introduce a bill that would ensure civil servants who deal directly with the public do not cover their faces.
At the time, Mulcair said the proposal was “totally respectful of freedoms.” Multiculturalism Minister Jason Kenney called it “totally reasonable,” although there is no similar restriction on federal public servants.

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