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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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Harper's record of refusal: An act of violence against Indigenous women

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On November 12, 1971, Helen Betty Osborne was sexually assaulted and brutally murdered in the Pas, Northern Manitoba. On August 2014, we learned about the brutal murder of 15 year old Tina Fontaine in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Within the 43 year time span between the two murders, hundreds of Indigenous women have continued to go missing or have been murdered in every region across Canada.

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Political activist Ken Stone takes CSIS to task for alleged harassment

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What is it like to be targeted by Canada's spy agency? Veteran anti-war and environmental activist Ken Stone knows firsthand and is willing to talk about it.

The retired school teacher is presently taking the legal route: making a formal complaint against the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). This action follows the sudden appearance of two agents at his Hamilton home two years ago.

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