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Quebec consumers cannot force public servants to remove veil, legal minds say

Friday, December 01, 2017 @ 2:07 PM | By Terry Davidson

If you are a Quebecer accessing a public service and an employee refuses your demand they remove their facial covering in accordance with Bill 62, what recourse do you have?


Not much.

Andrew Lokan, Paliare RolandThis is what lawyers who spoke with The Lawyer’s Daily said about the controversial Quebec legislation, which requires people remove facial coverings — niqabs, for example — when accessing or providing public services, such as hospital care, public transit and education.

“The basic problem is that there are very strong...