The Canadian Press

2015-10-02 | FedElxn Conservatives Kenney

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NDP Leader Tom Mulcair has called it Stephen Harper's weapon of mass distraction. Look for the wearing of the niqab at citizenship ceremonies to be one of the topics at tonight's French-language leaders' debate. In Halifax, Defence Minister Jason Kenney says he can't understand why the Conservatives' stand that Muslim women must show their faces while taking the citizenship oath is a point of great contention. (Kenney says the vast majority of Canadian Muslims do not regard the niqab as anything like a religious obligation.)

Date: 2015-10-02
Placeline: HALIFAX.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << let's be clear this practice of face covering reflects a misogynistic view of women which is grounded in a medieval tribal culture >>