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.

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