Canadians' response to protect freedom of choice

Canadians’ response to protect freedom of choice

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Rania El-Alloul, a Canadian citizen who emigrated from Kuwait 12 years ago, appeared in a Quebec court last week in a hearing to get her car back, which had been seized for 30 days by police who caught her son driving with a suspended license. In a shocking decision that appears to go against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, judge Eliana Marengo said that Rania must remove her hijab or else she would not be allowed to address the court. Rania refused and returned to her home, feeling as though her status as a Canadian was under attack.Hearing about the news, Nouman Ahmad of Toronto and Rayan Rafay of Vancouver (who do not know Rania) set up a campaign on GoFundMe, a fundraising website. Their goal: to raise $20,000 to buy Rania a new car. In just a few days they more than doubled their target, and surpassed the $50,000 mark on Wednesday morning.
But Nouman, Rayan and the Canadians from all 10 provinces who donated aren’t the only ones who have shown support to Rania. The leaders from all three major political parties in the nation, including the conservative prime minister, have voiced opposition to the judge’s decision and reaffirmed their support for religious freedom. – Source: Aquila Style

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