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Fully veiled (niqab) Muslim women and voting in Canada

Reader comment on item: Ban the Burqa - and the Niqab Too

Submitted by J.S. (Canada), Aug 6, 2007 at 11:53

Fully veiled Muslim women are not allowed to vote in Quebec provincial elections. However, that is not the case with respect to Federal elections in Canada.

According to an article published in the National Post on May 17, 2007, entitled: "Election law allows veiled votes" by Tim Naumetz, "Muslim women wearing veils will be allowed to vote without exposing their faces in the next federal election..."

More work needs to be done in Canada to ensure that fully veiled "its" are not allowed to vote.


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