If left unchecked, Quebec’s niqab ban risks redefining Canada as we know it
By Colin SingerNov. 1, 2017
Even if the law’s objective can be established as pressing and substantial, it will be difficult to meet the rational connection test, requiring that the law achieves its objectives, through minimal impairment of religious freedoms protected under the Charter.
In passing the controversial Bill 62, the Quebec Liberal government of Philippe Couillard, pictured, is likely infringing on 'established' principles laid out in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, writes Colin Singer. The Hill Times file photograph
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard in passing Bill 62, known as “Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality,” is stirring controversy by restricting face covering, a practice largely followed by Muslim women.
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