Apparently the dhimmi Left is in favor of rampant voter fraud, as long as Muslims are accommodated. “Immigration minister supports ban on veiled voting,” by Carmen Chai for Postmedia News, February 13 (thanks to Karl):
OTTAWA — Immigration Minister Jason Kenney called a new private member’s bill that would force Canadians to show their faces before they vote a “reasonable” measure, although critics say the proposal is an attempt to divide the country.
Last Friday, Quebec Conservative MP Steven Blaney introduced the new bill that has created controversy as opposition parties suggest the regulation evokes anti-Muslim sentiments.
During an interview with CTV’s Question Period on Sunday, Mr. Kenney said he supported the bill, although he noted that he doesn’t believe the government should tell people what they are allowed to wear in public.
“I don’t think we should be adopting the French idea of banning, telling people what they can and cannot wear,” Mr. Kenney said, referring to a law passed in France last year that bans women from wearing the burka and other full-face Islamic coverings in public.
“I believe in personal liberty, even if I find some expressions of personal liberty a bit peculiar. I don’t think we should be regulating what people wear but when a citizen comes to deal with the government, particularly to exercise their right to vote, I think it’s entirely reasonable that we say we need to confirm who you are and a facial identification is a reasonable way of doing that,” Mr. Kenney said, siding with his Tory colleague.
The bill does not forbid women from wearing face coverings in public, Mr. Kenney noted as he defended Mr. Blaney’s proposal.
Mr. Blaney did not mention Islamic head coverings when he introduced the bill at a news conference last week and referred to Halloween and ski masks as examples of what Canadians have worn in the past while attempting to vote.
He said the bill was not created to discriminate against any religious groups, and was meant to create transparency but Liberal critics have disagreed….