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In recent years, courts and lawmakers have had to address issues around wearing a niqab, a veil worn by some Muslim women that covers all of the face, except the eyes.

The issues have divided Canadians and even the Muslim-Canadian community, which debates whether the niqab has any religious significance under Islam.

Here are six controversies from the last five years, where the niqab was at the centre of the debate.


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