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'Canadian Multiculturalism, No Thanks': Quebec byelection poster sparks outrage

Police withdrew the poster from outside a subway station in the Montreal riding of Gouin after they received complaints.

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Police withdrew the poster from outside a subway station in the Montreal riding of Gouin after they received complaints.

MONTREAL — A candidate in a Quebec provincial byelection has upset some local residents with a campaign poster that criticizes Canadian multiculturalism and shows a photo of a woman wearing a niqab.

Alexandre Cormier-Denis is running for the Parti independantiste in the Montreal riding of Gouin.

The poster has the slogan Choose Your Quebec above two photos of the same woman — one in which she is sporting a blue tuque with the Fleur-de-lis and the other in which she is wearing a niqab.

Below the photos it is written Canadian Multiculturalism, No Thanks.

Police withdrew the poster from outside a subway station after they received complaints but it was put back up outside another one nearby because Cormier-Denis is a registered candidate in the May 29 vote.

Cormier-Denis says multiculturalism is actually closer to racism because it ghettoizes immigrants in their own communities.

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