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Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council

Hastings’ newest citizens swearing the oath of allegiance at a Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council this week.
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Liberals drop legal bid to ban niqab at citizenship ceremonies

The governing Liberals have withdrawn a legal effort by the previous Conservative government to ban the niqab at citizenship ceremonies.

Under Stephen Harper, the previous government had hoped to persuade the Supreme Court of Canada to hear its case for striking down lower-court rulings that allowed women to wear the niqab — a face covering used by some Muslim women — at citizenship ceremonies. 549 more words


Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council

The latest and the cutest new New Zealand Citizens,
welcomed in to Hastings District at a Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council, on 28 October , 2015. 16 more words

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Citizenship ceremony got 'heated' over niqab

Convenient that this story came out now during the last week of the campaign. While it could have been an official who leaked it, more likely at the political level (although less sensitive than other leaks – see… 440 more words


Use private room for citizenship ceremony

There is a simple solution to the niqab issue that might satisfy everyone.

If a sworn officer of the court, a woman, preferably Muslim, took the candidate for citizenship to a private room administered the oath, then returned the new citizen for the remainder of the ceremony, would that not be considered legal? 28 more words


Be careful who we invite into Canada

Re:  The niqab debate, by Andrew Coyne, Oct. 1.

A person, not even a citizen yet, wants our country to change our tradition to become a citizen of our country that she protests. 158 more words