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Distribution of answers submitted by Liberal.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since May 11, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Niqāb
Several Western countries including France, Spain and Canada have proposed laws which would ban Muslim women from wearing a Niqab in public spaces. A niqab is a cloth that covers the face and is worn by some Muslim women in public areas. In 2015 the Canadian Supreme Court overturned a Ottawa’s request to ban niqab’s when women were taking citizenship oaths. Proponents argue that the ban infringes on individual rights and prevents people from expressing their religious beliefs. Opponents argue that face-coverings prevent the clear identification of a person, which is both a security risk, and a social hindrance within a society which relies on facial recognition and expression in communication. See recent Niqāb news
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Oppressing women is wrong, these facemasks are a sign of male ownership of a woman. 1 year ago from a Liberal in Ajax
Women should be made to take off their Niqab only when the room is full of females. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Calgary
I feel that they may do so for an appropriate civic ceremony, not all ceremonies as it is important to appreciate others' comforts. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Richmond Hill
No absolutely not, religion has no place in the civic ceremonies of our country. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Halifax
So long as they were screened beforehand (to ensure the right person is taking the test). 2 years ago from a Liberal in London
The civic ceremony should be conducted by a woman, so she can remove the garb and not go against her personal beliefs. 2 years ago from a Liberal in Niagara-on-the-lake