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Quebec passes law forcing Muslim women from wearing niqab while using public services

Quebec has passed a law that would force Muslim women who wear a niqab or burka to uncover their faces to use public services.

The Liberal government’s Bill 62 was put to a vote Wednesday morning in Quebec’s National Assembly.

The bill forces all citizens giving and receiving public services to do so with their faces uncovered.

The bill also provides for the possibility of religious accommodation if certain criteria is met.

Quebec Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée said earlier this week that the law is necessary for “communication reasons, identification reasons and security reasons.”

Ali Taghva

Business owner, former EDA President, and a degree in Industrial Relations from Mcgill. Interested in the intersection of politics and culture. I firmly believe in a free media and work to get new stories to your screen each day.

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    • l agree with you Quebec should feel proud of this decision that they made, forget about what these Muslim women are saying that how about our rights to wear what we want, and they say that it is a religious reason, but this is not right because a Muslim lady in Windsor wrote a article in their paper and she said that it is a personal believe not a religious believe,so these Muslim are brainwashing us about their believe. And the reason that Quebec did this was because it is all about our safety and security here in Canada and that is want it should be all about not religion.All of Canada should do this and if this Muslim disagree with this and do not feel comfortable in Canada,there are 57 beautiful Muslim countries in the world that will receive them with open arms and they believe in the same thing.

  • Hopefully this goes to a higher court and gets over turned or even to
    the Supreme court. This violates Human Rights as well as the Charter
    of Rights and Freedoms the niqab and burka are a religious
    head covering

    http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/Const/page-15.html

    2. Everyone has the following fundamental freedoms:

    (a) freedom of conscience and religion;

    (b) freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression,
    including freedom of the press and other media of communication;

    (c) freedom of peaceful assembly; and

    (d) freedom of association.

    15. (1) Every individual is equal before and under the law and has
    the right to the equal protection and equal benefit of
    the law without discrimination and, in particular, without
    discrimination based on race, national or ethnic origin,
    colour, religion, sex,age or mental or physical disability.

    24. (1) Anyone whose rights or freedoms, as guaranteed by this
    Charter, have been infringed or denied may apply to a
    court of competent jurisdiction to obtain such remedy
    as the court considers appropriate and just in the
    circumstances.

    You let a couple sections of the Charter of rights and freedoms
    get overturned and then what is next. It sets way too much of a
    dangerous president for other sections to start being over turned
    next. Quebec has no right to do this and it violates the charter of
    rights and freedom and their human rights.

    • @Jamie;
      What part the Charter are you using to defend this? It's got nothing to do with religion.
      At the very least wearing a burka should restrict them from ever having a license. As it sits now, there's absolutely no way to identify a person who commits a property crime when they're dressed like this .

    • Since Quebec never signed the Constitution they are not bound by it that was the trudope fathers doing, maybe do your research before you start spouting the Constitution! Oh but they still want their equalization money. But with all the corruption in Ottawa how does anyone keep track.

    • Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law:
      1.The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms guarantees the rights and freedoms set out in it subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law as can be demonstrably justified in a free and democratic society. Fundamental Freedoms:

      *freedom of conscience and religion;
      **freedom of thought, belief, opinion and expression, including freedom
      of the press and other media of communication;
      ***freedom of peaceful assembly; and
      ****freedom of association

      Pay attention to " subject only to such reasonable limits prescribed by law " ! Besides I do not see any chapter allowing a person conceal the face in in public. Ever wondered how these people make it through US Customs at airport?

    • Jamie its not their religion its one of the Hadiths (additions to the Koran drawn up by man.... never a woman is it) they are not obliged by religion to cover their faces

    • Jamie, WTF you are talking about douche-bag? Blah, blah, blah... Canadians too, have the right to security and safety in THEIR COUNTRY, you're imbecile!! So, shut the fuck up, dork!

  • It includes ALL face covering. So no kids with Halloween face masks either. Since schools are also a public service it means no face masks in schools at Halloween either.

    • No it don't mean that. Canada is my country.No one should come into my country and try to change the laws.If they want to live and work here they have to obey the rules just like we obey the rules in their country. we have respect for other countries and their rules so they should respect ours.

  • This is just the start, I don't care if they wear their traditional clothes, but now the refugees are trying to tell us we can't have pork in school cafeterias. I thought these people were scared living in their country, maybe they should be happy to make some concessions and live in a life where they aren't tortured and killed.

  • When in Canada live like a Canadian!! Made the adjustments/sacrifices you need to make to be safe and live a life of freedom . Cause god knows we as Canadians have sacrificed enough!!

  • When in Canada Accept our laws and traditions .When is it ever enough! How is insisting any
    Immigrants continue to follow the rules from the country which they fled. ever going to promote
    acceptance. This continued campaign to undermine Canadian way of life is going to promote
    Mistrust and yes Discrimination. Canada is a Great Country Canadians on the Whole are a
    Wonderful Generous Inclusive People . Amen!

  • HOW WOULD ANYBODY LIKE A ''BANK ROBBER'', WALK INTO A BANK, DRESSED LIKE THAT. RELIGION OR NOT, WHEN IN ROME, DO LIKE THE ROMAN'S DO. WHEN IN CANADA, ACCEPT OUR WAYS OF LIFE, OR GET OUT. I WOULDN'T TRUST ANYBODY DRESSED LIKE THAT ANYWAY. IF YOUR RELIGION DOESN'T ALLOW YOU TO UNCOVER YOUR FACE, WELL, IT'S PRETTY SIMPLE..........STAY IN YOUR ''COUNTRY''

  • Jagmeet Singh (the new NDP leader) believes people should be allowed to wear what they want!! B.S. How about we all don the creepy clown face/mask and walk into a public place......oh like a bank (as mentioned) or airport security or do business with high ranking officials etc. Ya right...... there is a place and time and if people feel uncomfortable or threatened because they can't see a person's face......remove it or take your business outside of Canada where people don't care. Turbans are a great place to hide weapons and should be removed when and where required as well. As one Muslim said "The niqab and burka have nothing to do with Islam.

    They're the political flags of the Muslim Brotherhood, ISIS, the Taliban, al-Qaida and Saudi Arabia". I do not know.......but I do know I am tired of people trying to change Canada......if you don't like what the majority of Canadians want........Leave........go back to your country if it is so great.

  • Like others have said, when living in Canada, live like a Canadian!!!! If you don't like pork in our schools, don't eat it! Quit crying about it! Can you imagine if everyone claimed the creepy clown as their religion? Tired of these minorities trying to change Canadian values. Australia is no different, they say people are welcome, just don't try to change them! The same here in Canada. Canada was a much better place before all these cry babies started arriving. Why did they leave? Because they wanted a better place to live yet they are trying to change our country to be like theirs. Leave Canada the way it is or leave!

  • I am glad Quebec had the guts to stand up for what they believe in AND do something about it. Way to go Quebec! I can only hope the rest of Canada/provinces will follow suit.

  • everybody should have the freedom to see the faces of the people they deal with and meet on the street or in public places, it should not matter if it is a muslim women wearing a face veil or a robber wearing a balaclava as canadians
    we want an open society and we should promote that bravo quebec i solute you for standing up for the values you believe in.

  • It's interesting that when Ragga Syria was liberated the first thing the lady on Global did was tear off her burka, but when they come to Canada they want to force the things they were running away from on the Canadian people. Their country is now liberated go home where your happy!

  • Absolutely agree with this ruling. 1st: The niqab and burka are symbols of female oppression and male dominance. 2nd: Covered faces and bodies hiding identity are a security risk that we can ill afford in our current world.

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