The niqab doesn’t symbolize freedom

When the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was drafted in 1982, few imagined it was enshrining rights that would be used much later to defend notions that contradict Canadian values.

They could not foresee that a minority of Canadians would use the Charter to undermine the Canadian way of life by restricting human rights — specifically, women’s rights.

After all, in 1982 the issue of the niqab, the Muslim face veil, was nowhere to be found in Canadian society.

At that time, cultural diversity seemed a far more benign prospect.

  • BarbaraJWinbush

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  • It is absurd to think, all the women who wear these these asinine garments do so freely.

    As long as any woman is allowed to wear them, a significant number of women will be forced by barbaric cultural practices to wear them.

    The niqab, burka and other Islamic head gear should be banned in all societies which value free women.

    • Frances

      Oh, allow the headgear – particularly when combined with tight leggings;-)

  • Doug Kursk

    Who could have seen it?

    Why, only the tens of thousands who knew from the very start that the document wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on and would only lead to division.

    Dief’s Bill of Rights was a much better document.

    True dope Sr. sold the country out.

  • Alain

    Any Muslim woman choosing to wear the veil in public is making a political statement to her host country and its citizens, which is basically fuck you. The others wear it to avoid being “honour” killed.

  • Canadian Born

    The Charter of Rights and Freedoms should only apply to people born in Canada. If this doesn’t stop Canada is screwed big time.

    • Alain

      I don’t disagree except that I would limit it to Canadian citizens, born here or not. However I recall many, many years ago when our judicial activists ruled that it applied to anyone setting foot on Canadian soil, illegal or not and was not limited to Canadians. That should have been taken to task at the time, but as usual the federal government just went along. I think the Liberals were in power at the time but could be wrong. Still neither the Liberals nor Conservatives have ever had the courage to invoke the not withstanding clause in cases of judicial overreach.