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Bill 62 neither rationally connected to its objective nor proportionate to negative effects | Leenat Jilani

Wednesday, November 01, 2017 @ 8:26 AM | By Leenat Jilani

If there is one thing that can be extrapolated from the Supreme Court of Canada case of Canada v. Bedford 2013 SCC 72, it is that the voices and choices of women deserve to be heard. Bill 62 banning face coverings, including the niqab worn by some Muslim women, for those providing and receiving a public service, is unconstitutional and a direct violation to freedom of conscience and religion.

Imagine Sarah. She wears the niqab and works at Quebec’s driver licensing institution dealing with clients every day. With...