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The dichotomy of whether to veil or not to veil

The current kerfuffle about Zunera Ishaq’s quest to take her oath of citizenship while wearing a niqab has me totally confused. On one hand, as a liberal-thinking Canadian, I’m trying to be inclusive and say what harm can it do? 713 more words

Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council

The New Zealand family just got bigger :-)
Congratulations to our newest citizens at Hastings District Council on 23 September, 2015.

Photos from the latest Citizenship Ceremony at Hastings District Council. 16 more words

Hawke's Bay

Just 30 Seconds

Federal Courts have confirmed a woman’s Charter Right to wear a veil during her citizenship ceremony. The Harper government thinks that Zunera Ishaq should voluntarily sacrifice that right by removing her veil for the ceremony. 185 more words

2015 Election

Mulcair backs requirement that women show faces at citizenship ceremonies

MONTREAL – NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has weighed in on the controversial issue of face coverings at citizenship ceremonies, saying Wednesday he backs a requirement that women show their faces. 258 more words


Ottawa asks for stay on citizenship ceremonies pending niqab appeal

OTTAWA – The federal government says it will ask a judge to prevent would-be Canadians from wearing face coverings while taking the oath of citizenship. 163 more words