A picture taken on January 9, 2014, shows a woman wearing a niqab, a type of full veil, as she walks in a street in the center of Roubaix. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPPE HUGUEN
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The Canadian government on Wednesday said it would go to the Supreme Court to press its case for banning Muslim women's face coverings during citizenship ceremonies, an issue in the election campaign.The case was brought by Zunera Ishaq, an immigrant from Pakistan who refused to take part in a citizenship ceremony because it meant she could not wear a niqab and would have to show her face.Defense Minister Jason Kenney, who has spearheaded a successful campaign to win support in immigrant communities for the Conservatives, said people's faces should be visible when taking the oath in a citizenship ceremony.
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