Spotting a policewoman carrying out her duties while clad in a burqa or niqab might strike many living in a western democracy as being bizarre. Yet, incredibly, the Toronto Police Service is actually open to the idea of burqa/niqab-clad police officers if such "reasonable accommodation" helps recruit more Muslim policewomen.

You heard that correctly: we're talking Toronto's police service - not Tehran's.

The back story: last fall, I reported that the Toronto Police had quietly altered its uniform requirements to allow Muslim policewomen to wear the hijab.

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