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Federal government to request stay of niqab ban decision until appeal is heard
The Conservatives are seeking to throw up another roadblock to a Muslim woman's quest to be able to vote in October.
The government announced Friday it will seek a stay of a Federal Court of Appeal decision this week that would have allowed Zunera Ishaq to wear a niqab while swearing the oath of citizenship.
Current regulations ban wearing of face veils at citizenship ceremonies, but Ishaq challenged the rule, won in Federal Court and again this week, when a three-judge appeal panel upheld that decision in a quick ruling from the bench.
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