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
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.