Agree or Disagree: This PC petition opposing someone wearing a niqab while taking the oath.
"Not the way we do things here" The above petition is from the Federal PC Government.
They are asking you to sign a petition requesting that women not wear a full face covering during the Canadian oath.
To quote the petition here it is;
In Canada, women are full and equal members of society -- including when they take the oath of Canadian citizenship.
That is why we are strongly opposed to anyone wearing a niqab – a full face covering – while taking the oath.
As PM Harper said last week, that is not the way we do things here:
“It is offensive that someone would hide their identity at the very moment where they are committing to join the Canadian family.”
In Canada, women are full and equal members of society. Including when they take the oath of Canadian citizenship.
In order to give some perspective as to why those choose to wear the nijab, I'll post this link from the BBC. It is from woman who explain why this is very important to them.
So, do you Agree or Disagree with the Federal Government addressing this topic at all?
Would you sign this petition?