The country is in agreement

The majority of Canadians, including Harper and Ignatieff, feel the same way about Quebec's niqab bill

According to an Angus Reid poll, 95 per cent of Quebecers and three out of four Canadians in the rest of the country support Quebec’s proposed law to force women who wear a niqab or burka to remove it for government services, as well as when receiving care in a hospital or instruction in a school. It is unusual for 80 per cent of Canadians—including both Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff and Prime Minister Stephen Harper—to agree on something, let alone an issue as controversial as this one. Support for the bill is higher with men than women, and Alberta and Ontario showed more support than Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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