I agree with the federal government's decision to defend its policy of banning the niqab when Muslim women take the oath at citizenship ceremonies.

It has asked the Federal Court of Appeal for a stay of last month's court ruling striking its policy down and plans to appeal that decision to the Supreme Court of Canada.

This matter concerns all of us for many reasons, not the least of which is that accepting the niqab, even if confined to citizenship ceremonies, will set a dangerous precedent.

Read the complete original version of this item...