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The complainant in a sexual assualt case wants to wear a full face veil during the proceedings, but the judge ruled that she has to remove it. The court’s defense is that assessing the Toronto woman’s demeanour is of “critical importance” when tailoring questioning, and this is impossible to do when her face is covered. According to Alia Hogben, executive director of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women, “the laws of the country should be acceptable,” and although it is important that “sensitivity be shown … showing the face is acceptable.”

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