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The niqab doesn't symbolize freedom
by Farzana Hassan
When the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms was drafted in 1982, few imagined it was enshrining rights that would be used much later to defend notions that contradict Canadian values.
They could not foresee that a minority of Canadians would use the Charter to undermine the Canadian way of life by restricting human rights — specifically, women's rights.
After all, in 1982 the issue of the niqab, the Muslim face veil, was nowhere to be found in Canadian society.
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