Back in my previous life, I had several run ins with Elections Canada bureaucrats -- who I always believed lacked an understanding of the importance of free expression.
Now it seems they also lack something else: common sense.
How else can you explain their preposterous policy of allowing Muslim women to vote veiled?
As David Harris of the Canadian Coalition for Democracies put it, ""Elections Canada’s initiative violates the basic premise of public voting in Canada and the principle of equality of all Canadians before the ballot box. It is an invitation to fraud, misrepresentation and the debasing of our democratic electoral system."
Exactly. And last time I looked Canada wasn't an Islamic Republic? So why are we suddenly enacting sharia law? What's next public floggings and beheadings?
Let's hope the leaders of all parites unite to change this policy.