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Quebec’s niqab ban risks redefining Canada as we know it | Colin Singer

Thursday, November 09, 2017 @ 9:48 AM | By Colin Singer

The Quebec government’s Bill 62 — “An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for requests for accommodations on religious grounds in certain bodies” — is stirring controversy by restricting face covering, a practice largely followed by Muslim women, many of whom are immigrants.

The objective of an anticipated political gain seems striking. Quebecers face a provincial election in the fall of 2018, and an Angus Reid poll found that one in five Quebecers said Bill 62 would...