The woman at the centre of the court battle over niqabs being worn at citizenship ceremonies told court officials that she would welcome gender segregation in Canada.
Citing court documents filed as part of the government appeal, National Post reports that Zunera Ishaq told government lawyers that she would appreciate genders being segregated in Canada and that such a move would “definitely give me something more than I asked.”
The comments were made as part of the discovery process for the original court case last April.
Under cross-examination by a government lawyer, Ishaq was asked why she chose to live in Canada instead of a Muslim country like Pakistan.
Ishaq said that while Pakistan was Muslim it wasn’t Islamic enough because they did not follow rules on segregating men and women and allowed them to go to school and work together.
The Post also reports that Ishaq admitted to removing her face veil in a public place to have her driver’s license photo taken but claimed that was different because it was for security.
Contacted by the Post on Tuesday, Ishaq said she is not looking for gender segregation in Canada.
“I do respect Canadian society as it is,” she said.
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