Tories toss up late campaign hail mary with #BarbaricCulturalPractices
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Tories toss up late campaign hail mary with #BarbaricCulturalPractices

In what can only be described as a late-game campaign “hail mary”, the Conservative Party of Canada announced Friday that a “re-elected Conservative government would enact a number of measures to help the RCMP enforce the recently passed Zero Tolerance for Barbaric Cultural Practices Act and provide new funding to help fight against forced marriages … Continue reading

Stephen Harper and the ‘moral panic’ over the niqab and women’s Charter rights
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Stephen Harper and the ‘moral panic’ over the niqab and women’s Charter rights

Last week, Prime Minister Stephen “Ethnic Costume” Harper stirred the political pot when he announced the government’s intentions to challenge the decision of a federal court which asserted that Zunera Ishaq had the right to take her citizenship oath as a new Canadian while wearing the niqab, the Islamic veil which covers the hair and … Continue reading