Conservative Party slowly learning real cost of promoting culturally divisive policies
Our analysis shows that the Conservative government’s controversial ban and the subsequent court ruling that eventually overturned the policy had a profound and unexpected impact on the 2015 Canadian federal election: a Liberal victory largely at the expense of the NDP.
Former Conservative MP Tim Uppal, left, who was the spokesperson for the niqab ban as the minister of state of multiculturalism in the Harper cabinet, apologized for not pushing back at the time against his party's culturally divisive policies. He was joined by Calgary-Nose Hill MP Michelle Rempel Garner. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney has refused to do the same, despite being the immigration minister responsible for the policy change.
The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade