French-language debate triggers hot exchanges on niqab, economy, national unity

“Bloc Québécois Leader Gilles Duceppe pressed the NDP leader, who goes by Tom in English but Thomas in French, on his views on oilsands.

The BQ leader cited comments that Mulcair had made in French and in English on the topic, suggesting they were contradictory.

“I’d like to know if Tom talks to Thomas from time to time,” quipped Duceppe.”

More at Macleans… Whad’ya know? An informative debate!

  • Tom Quiggin

    The niqab debate is not about how women dress. It is about the entire future direction of Canada and whether we allow extremism to take a deeper hold.

    • disqusW6sf

      Excellent point!

    • Solo712

      Absolutely! Wearing niqab is a declaration of defiance against a Western secular society. No woman who has any respect for herself and understanding of the role of women in the West have come to play in a society would ever wear this abominable freak/show costume.

  • andycanuck

    Good hit from Duceppe!