Face veils banned for citizenship oaths

CBC News

The government is placing a ban on face coverings such as niqabs for people swearing their oath of citizenship, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney said Monday.

The ban takes effect immediately.

As a result, Muslim women will have to remove their niqabs or any other face-covering garments, such as burkas, before they can recite the oath of citizenship to become Canadians. Citizenship judges will be directed to enforce the rules at ceremonies over which they preside.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/story/2011/12/12/pol-kenney-citizenship-rules.html

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