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Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council

Just some of the happy new citizens, pictured at a Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council on 15 April, 2015.
Photos by Margot Burns
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I vote therefore I am

It was 1978, Thursday, late night shopping. I was at Liverpool Westfield’s. But I wasn’t shopping; I was witnessing my parents’ Australian Citizenship ceremony. Yep, right there on Centre Stage. 634 more words


Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council

You never do know who you’re going to bump into. Welcoming new citizens to New Zealand, including my good friends Brett and Joelle Pretorius, :-) at Hastings District Council, on 18 March, 2015. 16 more words

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Trying to dispel misconceptions about Muslim women difficult

By Sarah Mushtaq

During an open house at the mosque last year, a woman came in with many questions, particularly about Muslim women. There were several young women volunteering that day, which made for the perfect opportunity for a few of us to sit down to answer her questions personally. 734 more words


Tory MP apologizes for telling women wearing niqab during ceremony: ‘stay the hell where you came from’

WATCH: Conservative MP Larry Miller has apologized for his comments on the niqab but he and the Conservatives aren’t backing away from the hot debate. Mike Drolet has the story. 536 more words


Harper's niqab comments spark #DressCodePM Twitter backlash

WATCH: Jacques Bourbeau has the reaction from federal leaders and the public on Stephen Harper’s comments on the niqab and the Islamic culture.

TORONTO – Prime Minister Stephen Harper came under fire on Twitter following his comments that “almost all Canadians” oppose the wearing of veils during a citizenship ceremony. 420 more words


Enjoying the Fruits of Our Labor

I recently attended the annual citizenship ceremony held at Cortland’s Supreme Court and witnessed several of our clients, including Yang Chu (pictured left), take the oath of allegiance.   803 more words