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  12/12/2011, Kislev 16, 5772

Women Seeking Citizenship in Canada Must Remove Veil


Beginning Monday, Muslim women who wish to become Canadian citizens will have to remove their face veils, a new law in Canada says. The woman's face must be visible during the ceremony conferring Canadian citizenship on her, and for the woman to face the judge administering the oath of citizenship.


Women who refuse to remove their veils will be given two warnings, and those who continue to refuse after the second warning may find their citizenship jeopardized, the new rules say.