A new law, known popularly as Bill 62, makes it illegal for Quebec public services to be given or received by people wearing face coverings.
Thomas Walkom writes that the real aim of recently passed Bill 62 is to pander to anti-Islamic prejudice by singling out those Muslim women who, for religious reasons, veil their faces.
Among other things, the law would prevent women wearing niqabs, pictured, and burkas in Quebec from using public transportation—unless they receive special authorization.
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A former CSIS analyst says the RCMP had a ‘strong case’ against journalist Ben Makuch, but the vice-president of the Canadian Journalists for Free Expression says the ruling will ‘hurt the institution of journalism.'
Independent Senator Kim Pate, who will be among those in attendance at Nicholas Kasirer's hearing next week, is interested in hearing about his views about how systemic inequality can affect access to justice.