Keffiyeh is ‘cultural attire,’ not a political statement, says Ont. NDP leader | Power & Politics


Speaker of the Ontario Legislature Ted Arnott banned the wearing of keffiyehs in the chamber. Ontario NDP Leader Marit Stiles put forward a motion to reverse the ban and says the keffiyeh is ‘cultural attire,’ not a political statement. But despite support from Ontario Premier Doug Ford, the motion failed because it did not receive unanimous consent.

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