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RE: Fully veiled (niqab) Muslim women and voting in Canada

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

Submitted by Lilith (Canada), Aug 23, 2008 at 17:12

Elections Canada ruled in September 2007, amid controversy during Quebec byelections, that veiled women can vote. A Commons committee is now studying a proposed bill to make visual identification of voters mandatory at polling stations.

Given that all three major parties, Conservative, Liberal and the Parti Quebecois, spoke against allowing veiled women to vote, it is virtually a certainty that this bill will pass third reading and be approved by the Senate.

Unfortunately, during debate, the country will once more have to deluded rantings of (big surprise) the NDP under the leadership of the moron Jack Layton.

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