Ken Finlayson says he was so frustrated a woman was allowed to swear the oath of Canadian citizenship while wearing a niqab that he covered his face when he voted Monday in an advance poll for the federal election.

Finlayson, 69, said he wore the getup to protest a recent decision by the Federal Court of Appeal that allowed Zunera Ishaq to wear a niqab during her citizenship ceremony.

The Alberta truck driver believes the court decision represents an erosion of Canadian values.

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