Governor General calls niqab ban ‘small-minded’, and that’s not partisan?

Gov. Gen. David Johnston’s office doesn’t think statements he made about the niqab debate were partisan. It’s hard to agree.

On Wednesday evening CBC aired a Peter Mansbridge interview with Johnston. Their discussion touched upon a couple of issues that, in Mansbridge’s words, the GG previously “took a fairly activist role” in addressing.

“Look at the debate with respect to the niqab,” Johnston, appointed by Stephen Harper in 2010, went on to say. “I think Canada showed its strength that that should not sidetrack us from who we really are. I continue to worry about any initiatives that would cause us to be small-minded and to lose that sense of inclusiveness, fairness, equality of opportunity, being complacent in the situation we have.”

Just another asshole in Ottawa.