Post Tagged with: "Niqab"

Left to right: Samia Saqib, Mehreen Arif, Waseelah Maryam, members of the Ryerson Muslim Students' Association (RCMA) who say bill 62 limits women’s freedom of choice. (Photo by Natasha Hermann)

Students worry about new Quebec law banning face-covering garments

Being a Muslim woman in Canada is now more complicated than ever.

Last week, Quebec passed Bill 62, a bill that bans anyone who covers their face from providing or receiving public services. The bill affects Muslim women who wear the niqab, burka, or other face-covering garments.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
In this Apr. 2, 2009, file photo, Prime Minister Stephen Harper addresses media at the London Summit in London, England. (Courtesy of Richard Lewis/

Harper’s Niqab Politics

Prime Minister Stephen Harper may want you to believe that he is helping Muslim women when he defends the niqab ban. But he’s not. It is a stance that further alienates Muslim women and all other minorities. His vow to appeal the ruling the federal court made earlier this month that would give Zunera Ishaq the right to attend her […]

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