News in Review ​Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm

News in Review ​Niqab Debate: A Canadian Election Firestorm

In 2011 Stephen Harper's Conservative government banned the wearing of the niqab during citizenship ceremonies because, they said, it was a symbol of oppression. One women, Zunera Ishaq, challenged the ban. This battle became a hotbed issue during the 2015 federal election. In the end the courts affirmed Ishaq's right to wear the niqab. Did it cost the Conservatives their re-election?

  • 2015
  • 00:16:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 12/15/2015
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