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Concerned citizens react to Chris Alexander's comments on Muslim women

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Immigration Minister Chris Alexander's latest remarks about what Muslim women are allowed to wear during a citizenship oath are concerning and appalling.

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Open letter: To Chris Alexander from concerned Canadian citizens

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To the Honourable Minister of Immigration Chris Alexander: 

We, like many Canadians, were taken aback by your recent comments about a woman's right to choose what to wear for two reasons: one, you are stigmatizing the minority of women who wear niqab, and even hijab; and two, because you are politicizing a fundamental constitutional right.

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