Debate over Quebec face-covering law displays a gap between polls and votes
Justin Trudeau's government could speed up a definitive determination of the issue by referring the Quebec law to the Supreme Court. But whether a decision by the federal government to take matters in hand would clear the air or simply add a new level of toxicity to the debate is an open question.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has voiced his opposition to Quebec's newly adopted law on religious neutrality that would bar Muslim women who wear the niqab and burka, and others wearing face coverings, from accessing public services in the province. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade