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Lawyers fear Quebec’s Bill 62 sets path to niqab criminalization

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ 2:13 PM | By Terry Davidson

Quebec’s controversial Bill 62 could create a “slippery slope” to criminalizing Muslim women who cover their faces, said one legal mind during a panel discussion in Toronto Monday night.

Faisal Bhabha, Osgoode Hall Law SchoolFaisal Bhabha, an associate professor at Osgoode Hall Law School, was one of five panellists gathered for The Niqab in Canada: Now What?, an event hosted by The Mosaic Institute and Raja Khouri Conversations and attended by around 100 people.

Monday evening’s talk, held inside the University of Toronto’s Innis Town Hall...