My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

What next? Women in Burkas???

This is a dangerous opens up the door to having women wearing burkas in their pictures...
Members of an Alberta Hutterite colony have won the right to carry driver's licences that don't carry their photographs.

The Wilson Colony, near Coaldale, 12 kilometres east of Lethbridge, took the province to court after the government introduced a new licence that must have a driver's photo on it.

The colony argued in a Lethbridge court that the government's rule violated its charter right to freedom of religion. Members believe the second commandment in the Bible prohibits them from willingly having their picture taken.

The province argued the photos were necessary to prevent fraud or identity theft. But a judge determined the Crown had failed to prove that this would likely be the case.


Blogger hancor said...


You've never eaten at "Burka King"!?!

Sorry Fred, couldn't resist.

12:20 PM  
Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said...

And yet, the Sharia law isn't allowed in Ontario. Strange.

2:02 PM  
Anonymous Jeff said...

It's a sad commentary that ridiculous dicisions like this one are just par for the course these days.

2:28 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trust me .... with all the centuries of inbreeding by Arabs and Muslims I can se why the men want the females to cover their face.

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Right on! As a native canadian I have always abhorred the obligatory picture taking I have been subjected to.
This looks like a keeper :)

2:27 AM  
Blogger jw said...

The brethren & plain-society folks have always had exceptions in various areas of law, this includes the hutterites, amish and other.

I see no reason not to keep those exceptions as it is EASY to see that a person is a member. If a person doesn't look like a brethren, and presents a drver's license with no picture, then the cops are justified in investigation. I think the brethren would go along with that.

4:42 AM  
Blogger The Commentator said...

The Charter - like the Constitution in the U.S. - is killing Canada slowly.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No one is forced to get a Driver's licence. No picture, no licence. Why is it so difficult for our overpaid 'learned professionals' of the judiciary to understand such simple and basic things?

Do they run their households with the same level of stupidity? Doubt it.

10:34 AM  

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