From the Toronto Star:
The election rhetoric based on fear-mongering against women who wear niqab only has traction if we all collude with its false conclusions.
It turns women’s safety and rights into a political game that distracts from the realities. More lastingly, it has stigmatized a specific population of Canadians.
Far from advancing equality and stopping violence against women, it appears to have unleashed hate. The women attacked since the government’s “Barbaric Cultures tip line” was introduced know this only too well.