This past summer, changes to Canada’s Elections Act make it required for everyone who votes to produce photo ID. As part of the changes, Elections Canada stated that those wearing niqabs and burkas would not have to unveil their faces when presenting their ID.
Several federal politicians are demanding Elections Canada reverse its decision. And it’s not just Conservatives. The Liberals and BQ have joined in. The NDP supported the idea, but did not specifically call for a decision reversal.
Not sure why they all waited until now though. There didn’t seem to be any problems when the Act changes were outlined in detail during a conference call on 24 July.