Why Louise Arbour is Wrong About the Niqab #elxn42

According to the former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour, Canada ‘cannot liberate niqab-wearing women against their will’. She is the latest in a string of political high-flyers to come out against the Harper government’s stance on the niqab. Characterizing the debate as insubstantial and strategic is an insult to the many Canadians who have been moved to speak on the issue. Why are the desires of ordinary Canadians being undermined by public figures?