As the Liberals trip over themselves to paint Conservatives in a negative light for challenging the M-103 anti-Islamophobia motion, a Quebec politician who firmly supported a niqab ban is hoping to join their caucus. Although she's since changed her tune on the religious garment.

"It is a question of common sense," Yolande James told CBC News in 2010 about the Quebec government's insistence that a woman attending taxpayer-funded language classes remove her niqab.

James at the time was the provincial immigration minister in Premier Jean Charest's Liberal government. Now she's seeking to replace Stephane Dion as the federal Liberal candidate in the Montreal riding of Saint-Laurent.

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