12:01 P.M. RIGHT ON JASON !!! …

New Canadians will now have to show their faces when swearing the oath of citizenship , Immigration Minister Jason Kenney announced Monday in Montreal …The new rule , which takes effect immediately , means Muslim women will now have to remove their niqabs , burkas and other veils before crossing that final hurdle toward becoming a Canadian citizen …

Kenney said the move follows complaints from citizenship judges , MPs and others who’ve participated in citizenship ceremonies who have argued it’s hard to tell whether veiled individuals are actually reciting the oath …

‘ Requiring that all candidates show their faces while reciting the oath allows judges , and everyone present to share in the ceremony , to ensure that all citizenship candidates are , in fact , taking the oath as required by law … ‘ he said.

‘ This is not simply a practical measure. It is a matter of deep principle that goes to the heart of our identity and our values of openness and equality ‘ …

It’s a start Jason … Keep goin’ !!! …


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