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The governing Liberals have withdrawn a legal effort by the previous Conservative government to ban the niqab at citizenship ceremonies.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