Quebec set to pass law banning face coverings for anyone receiving public service — even a bus ride

Source: CBC News

Couillard government will hold vote on Bill 62 aimed at establishing ‘neutrality of the state’

By Benjamin Shingler, CBC News Posted: Oct 16, 2017 11:20 AM ET Last Updated: Oct 16, 2017 3:42 PM ET

Zunera Ishaq of Mississauga, Ont., fought to wear a niqab while taking her citizenship oath. Quebec's Bill 62 would ban face coverings for anyone providing or receiving a public service.

Zunera Ishaq of Mississauga, Ont., fought to wear a niqab while taking her citizenship oath. Quebec’s Bill 62 would ban face coverings for anyone providing or receiving a public service. (Patrick Doyle/Canadian Press)

Muslim women in Quebec who wear a burka or niqab could soon be required to uncover their faces to ride a city bus under a proposed provincial law.

The Couillard government’s Bill 62 on religious neutrality could be put to a vote as early as Tuesday, two years after it was tabled.

The controversial legislation would effectively ban public workers — including doctors, nurses, teachers and daycare workers — as well as those receiving a service from the government, from wearing the niqab, burka or any other face covering.

Amendments introduced in August extended the proposed rules to services offered by municipalities, including public transit.

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  1. It is cool, excellent job, congratulation Quebecq.
    Hopefully all city in this world will ban women to wear burqa or nigab on public, ban hijab at work.

    This regulation will make feel save from the act of terrorist
    Thank you God for your help. Without your help will not happen.

    • sorry Somi: What you are saying is besides the point. There has not been any single terrorist act originating with burka wearing ladies. It is Islamophobia pure and simple. If people are scared of a lady wearing a burka they should seek psychological counselling. (to get rid of their phobia). – As you know we do not promote the burka, but we are in favour of freedom of choice.

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