A Quebec Green Party candidate is standing firmly behind her belief that the niqab should be banned in Canada, despite being at odds with her party's leader and many of her fellow party members on the issue.

Lynda Briguène, the Green Party candidate for Alfred-Pellan — a riding on Montreal's north shore — believes the niqab should be banned from all public spaces in the country.

"With the niqab, there's no face, no identity, we don't know who we're speaking with. Is it a woman? A man?" she said.

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