Quebec passes controversial face veil ban

Quebec passes controversial face veil ban | News | Al Jazeera – The law forces citizens to uncover their faces in order to receive or give public services in the French-speaking province.

It applies to provincial and municipal employees – including doctors, nurses, teachers and daycare workers – and public transit workers.

Shaheen Ashraf, a board member of the Canadian Council of Muslim Women based in Montreal, said she was “disturbed and unsettled and upset” that the legislation was passed.

Muslim women in Quebec “are feeling targeted” by the law, which is the latest in a series of attempts by the provincial government to “raise the issue of Muslim women’s attire”, Ashraf told Al Jazeera.

“The message they’re sending to those women is that you stay home and don’t come out of your house because they are choosing to cover their faces and they cannot board a bus or use any public transportation or receive any services,” she added.

Source: aljazeera.com // Quebec passes controversial face veil ban

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