Freedom, Choice, and the Niqab
Canadian Civil Liberties Association
Discrimination, Human rights, Islamophobia, Social justice
Film / video

Canadian Civil Liberties Association. (2019, January 14). Freedom, Choice, and the Niqab [Video]. YouTube. 


The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) notes the freedom of expression guaranteed to Canadians under the Charter. However, this freedom is challenged by the banning of the niqab. The video also notes the acceptance of Christian religious wear compared to other religious symbols and garbs such as the niqab. CCLA further draws similarities between dress code bans against girls and the banning of certain religious clothing. Regardless of what individuals choose to wear, the ultimate goal is freedom and choice.

The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


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