Quebec's shameful embrace of a niqab ban grew out of the identity politics that followed the failed 1995 referendum to separate from Canada
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The Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) says the Quebec government’s new legislation on religious neutrality is clearly discriminatory and puts workers in an untenable situation.
During the election, Harper created a polarized debate around the niqab which focussed on Canadian values, women's rights and religious freedom, but the court challenge was about none of these issues.
When we were children, we were told that if we played with matches, we risked being burned. Playing with the fire of Islamophobia, Stephen Harper would do well to heed that warning.
On Thursday Oct. 8, women's groups and their supporters gathered outside Minister of the Status of Women Kellie Leitch's office to protest the "barbaric cultural practices" hotline.
The niqab discussion has risen to absurd levels. Not Rex sheds some perspective.