It’s not called the politics of division for nothing.
A war of words has broken out between Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and Conservative candidate Jason Kenney over the Tories’ take on the niqab issue.
Nenshi sparked the verbal spar during an interview Wednesday on the radio show “Everything is Political.”
“This is unbelievably dangerous stuff,” Nenshi said. “I spoke with a group of mayors and councillors from all over Alberta last week, and in my speech with all of these people from small town Alberta, I stood up and said this is disgusting and it is time for us to say stop it — to say this is enough.”
The Calgary mayor decried the “dog whistle politics” being played out on the federal hustings, noting that millions of dollars of taxpayer money is being spent on a federal appeal to try and hold up the ban.
The comments did not go unnoticed by Kenney, who was the citizenship and immigration minister that brought in the ban on women wearing a niqab while taking their oath ofRead More »from Niqab war of words sparks #PeopleLikeNenshi on Twitter