On Sunday, the Green Party of Canada candidate in the riding of Alfred-Pellan, Ms. Briguene allegedly made unacceptable comments about Muslim women.
In a press release, Ms. Briguene wrote “The niqab is not welcome (sic) in Canada” as well as “A law must be passed prohibiting the niqab in Canada, not only in public services, but in all public spaces. “[article]. This opinion contradicts the position of the Green Party of Canada as well as that of the Green Party of Quebec.
Alex Tyrrell, leader of the Green Party of Quebec, reacted to the controversy, “I call for the immediate resignation of the Green Party candidate in the riding of Alfred-Pellan, which shows a profound lack of openness towards the country’s religious minorities. Being personally against the niqab is one thing, wanting to make it illegal by law and turning one’s back on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms is something else. “said Alex Tyrrell.
Vincent J. Carbonneau, green candidate in Dorval-Lachine-LaSalle also denounces the position of the candidate “It’s a real shame for the party, Lynda Briguene should be expelled by the party from the race, she definitely militates for the wrong political formation. ».
Candidate Abraham Weizfeld PhD of the Green Party of Canada in Pierrefonds-Dollard, also added that “a feminism that is against freedom of expression for women is anti-feminist. »
No law should tell women how they should or should not dress in public, at work or elsewhere,” Tyrrell said.