Bill-62 legitimizes Islamophobia, creates fear

It might have popped up on one of your social media feeds that women in Quebec who wear the niqab, the Muslim face covering, aren’t allowed access to any public services while wearing it. Yes, Bill 62 is a thing, and yes, people in 2017 still aren’t over the fact that women can dress however they please. Officially, the bill does not explicitly ban Muslim women who wear the niqab—that is against the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms—but it bans anybody wearing any face covering altogether. However, it is obvious that the Quebec government has endured a great deal of trouble to bypass the charter to pass this bill in the name of provincial security. Despite a recent stay […]

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