The Liberals today confirmed that an internal committee is studying the option of implementing a religious dress code for police officers, judges, and others in positions of authority.
That would fall in line with the recommendations of the 2008 recommendations from the Bouchard-Taylor reasonable accommodation commission.
Until today, the Liberal party has said any restrictions on individual freedoms are unacceptable.
MNA Fatima Houda-Pépin breaks party line
Party officials say the possible changes have nothing to do with recent dissent from MNA Fatima Houda-Pépin, who broke ranks last week to say that garments like the chador are symbols of fundamentalism.
Houda-Pépin is the only Muslim woman in the national assembly.
Her future in the party is expected to be determined during a caucus meeting at the national assembly today.
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