Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée says that the Quebec government would require a person’s face to be uncovered for the duration of any public service being rendered, including a ride on a city bus, under a proposed new law. She said,”the legislation is necessary for “communication reasons, identification reasons and security reasons.”The law would also apply to masked protesters.
Bill 62 on religious neutrality purposed by the Couillard government is finally expected to be put to a vote on Tuesday, two years after it was tabled
The legislation, which features amendments making it stricter than originally proposed, would effectively ban the niqab and other face coverings for those providing or using government services.
Vallee added that Once the bill is passed, the province will work with municipalities, schools and public daycares to “establish clear guidelines,”