Ignatieff supports Quebec's niqab ban

Liberal leader calls it a "good balance"

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff has come out in favour of Quebec’s newly-announced ban on niqabs, saying the provincial government had “found a good balance.” “The Quebec government is trying to make sure that in civic and public places that freedom of religion is respected but at the same time on the other side citizens come forward and reveal themselves when they are demanding public service,” Ignatieff said. “We watch the Quebec debate with interest.” Ignatieff made the statement as he arrived for the first day of the Liberals’ “Canada at 150” conference in Montreal, where the party is expected to hash out the ideas and issues that will form the basis for a future political platform.

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