Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould is expected to formally withdraw the federal government's request for an appeal of a court decision that had a huge impact on the recent federal election campaign.

The Conservative Party decided in mid-campaign to fight a Federal Court of Appeal decision allowing women to wear face veils such as the niqab at citizenship ceremonies.

It sought leave to appeal at the Supreme Court of Canada. The Conservative Party's former leader Stephen Harper also said his government would consider banning public servants from wearing face veils at work.

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