Canada's Quebec eyes ban on face-covering in government offices



Quebec is moving ahead with a law to ban face-coverings in the public sector in a move criticized as marginalising Muslim women and potentially inflaming anti-immigrant tensions in the mainly French-speaking Canadian province.
The proposed law prohibits anyone giving or receiving government services, such as a provincial government-issued health card, from wearing face-covering garments.
As an example, it would prevent a woman from donning the face-concealing burqa while trying to get a Quebec driver's license, and prohibit a civil servant from covering her face.
The Quebec government is... read more

 
19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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