"We reject the full veil — not just the burka but the other forms of full veil where only the eyes are visible," said Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Friday.
By Tess Owen
Video footage from the city of Manbij in northern Syria shows a crowd cheering as a woman waves a swath of black fabric and sets it on fire.
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau defied early critics and polls to lead his party to a shockingly strong win in the longest Canadian election in over 100 years.
“By conjuring up a phantom menace to the country and implying that some immigrants and religious minorities are enemies, the Conservatives hope to pit Canadians against one another," the letter, signed by more than 600 professors, states.
By Justin Ling
In an interview with CBC on Tuesday evening, Stephen Harper said his re-elected government would consider forbidding the the religious face-covering in government departments.
The Conservative government is ramping up its focus on how it will stamp out anything that threatens Canadian identity as leaders head into the final stretch of campaigning.
A Muslim woman’s battle against the Conservative government’s ban on wearing face-covering veils during citizenship ceremonies is perhaps the hottest wedge issue on the campaign trail lately in Canada.
The federal government is doing everything it can to keep its policy that forbids new Canadians from covering their faces while taking their citizenship oath.
The appeal judges dismissed the government's case almost instantly, saying they wanted to ensure that the woman who launched the lawsuit could take her oath in time to vote in the federal election next month.
Lawyers for the Canadian government will be in court tomorrow fighting to uphold a policy that requires new Canadians remove their face-covering veils while taking their oath of citizenship.
The "religious neutrality" legislation would also make it illegal for people accessing government services to cover their faces. The province says it will consider requests for exemptions in certain situations.
Members of the cast of "La Traviata" refused to perform unless a woman wearing a niqab was removed from the audience.
By Liz Fields
Australia's Prime Minister reportedly moved to strike a rule that would segregate visitors wearing facial coverings at Parliament House to a glass-enclosed gallery.