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PM Harper's 'dangerous' comments on Muslims show lack of understanding on culture, says Taylor

Hard to disagree with Charles Taylor’s assessment:

Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s comments on the niqab are “very dangerous” and could lead to stigmatization and even radicalization, one of Canada’s most renowned political thinkers said Saturday.

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Multiculturalism

Flashback for Trudeau: Some Canadian Muslims want Ottawa to ban niqabs

I noticed that newswatchcanada.ca had a title and link up this morning, from the Toronto Star, saying that at least one Muslim group wants the niqab and burkas banned in Canada. 426 more words

Niqab

At Malala’s citizenship ceremony, will she be forced to bare her head? - Sheema Khan

Sheema Khan makes the point regarding the wedge politics of the PM and Minister Alexander regarding the niqab, and in Minister Alexander’s case, the hijab (from someone who should and does know better): 511 more words

Multiculturalism

VIDEO: Rex Murphy calls on Canada to go to war against Stephen Harper's terror bill

This is a call to arms for all Canadians to fight Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and his anti-terrorism legislation, Bill C-51. In a nutshell, this is Canada’s equivalent of the PATRIOT Act… 217 more words

Government / Politics

Woman asks to be sworn in as citizen as soon as possible after overturn of policy requiring her to remove niqab

No freedom is absolute, including freedom of religion, and the judge’s example of a monk not willing to break his silence to state the oath doesn’t wash and doesn’t merit accommodation. 737 more words

Citizenship

Parliament must reject Harper’s secret policeman bill

PM Harper seems relentless in his efforts to convince Canadians to give up their rights by imposing his “Boogeyman Laws”. Typical problem-reaction-solution scenario… Does this seem the least bit insane to you?. 880 more words

Government / Politics

Canada's PM Harper vows to stand with Ukraine against Russian aggression in 2015

Summarizing his achievements in his second of a series of “2014 Year In Review” posts on his Facebook page, Harper posted a photo of himself with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, writing that “in 2014, Canada took many principled stands on the world stage, including the decision to stand with Ukraine against Russian aggression.” 69 more words

Ukraine