Comments from March 16th

March 19, 2015

On Monday, March 16th, I made comments on a radio interview in regards to the wearing of the niqab during Canadian citizenship ceremonies While I have not changed my stance on this issue, I have extended an apology to those who took offense to my comments. I have released the following statement:

 

“Yesterday [March 16th] I made comments on a radio show that I recognize were inappropriate. I stand by my view that anyone being sworn in as a new citizen of our country must uncover their face. However, I apologize for and retract my comments that went beyond this.”