Trudeau Defends the Niqab During French Leaders Debate

The first French-language leaders’ debate gave a somewhat subdued Justin Trudeau a platform to sharply defend his stand on one of the most divisive and emotional issues of the federal election: the niqab.

But Trudeau also used that heated discussion€” and almost every chance he got during the two-hour exchange  to redirect attention back to his key messages on the economy and growth.

“I think that if a man can’t impose his will on how a woman should dress, we shouldn’t let the state impose how a woman shouldn’t dress,” the Liberal leader told his four opponents.

Polls say an overwhelming majority of Quebecers  and many Canadians across the country — disagree a woman should be allowed to wear religious face coverings during citizenship ceremonies.

  • Millie_Woods

    ‘..his key messages on the economy and growth.’

    We’re still paying for meals that people ate while his father was in office.

    • Cheryl

      You are right and we also will never be able to clean up the mess of multiculturalism his father started. The path of destruction from Senior Trudeau basically killed this country. People say immigration built this country and ultimately it will completely destroy it. That is a shame for the settlers that came to make this a great country and gave their lives fighting for it.

  • Trudeau is an intellectual minnow.

    He would put his daughter in a niqab to prove how multi-culti he was.

    Typical brain deal, vote whoring, leftist ideolog.

    Aside from that he has nice hair.

  • Tokenn

    All it will take is ONE jihadi (male or female ) in a niqab….just one…

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Finally, a hill to die on, said Trudeau and Mulcair.

  • Waffle

    HAHAHA — Liberal “logic”:

    “I think that if a man can’t impose his will on how a woman should dress, we shouldn’t let the state impose how a woman shouldn’t dress,” the Liberal leader told his four opponents.

    Perhaps this was lost in translation. Did it make any sense when he said it en Francais? (but what the hell — nothing makes sense anymore)

  • Yusuf_Al_Kafir

    Of course he did.

  • Shebel

    Anyone dumb enough to vote for Justin is also probably stupid enough to vote for Mulcair as an alternative.

  • The Butterfly

    Ken says politics is hard!