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The obvious contradictions in the facts and intentions of Bill 62 expose Quebec, and Canada, to international criticism.
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The PM said the federal government is going to look carefully at Quebec's religious neutrality law.
It was extended this year to include municipal and public transit workers.
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"I believe that the other three parties - which I call the 'Bloc Canada' - are basically the same on many, many issues."
HuffPost Quebec sat down with three Quebec women who converted and decided to wear the veil at the risk of upsetting the people of "their country."
Under the bill, the niqab or burka would be banned for those using government institutions and those who work for the public service, for reasons of security and communication.
Imagine a teacher at a public school, or a Centre de santé et des services sociaux receptionist. If she tucks her hair into a turban as a fashion statement, or dons a headscarf to keep her hairdo safe from the rain, or because she's having a bad hair day, that would be perfectly acceptable. Ditto for covering a pate denuded by cancer chemotherapy. But if she puts on that same headscarf out of Islamic modesty, das ist verboten.
The Quebec Soccer Federation's (QSF) recent decision to ban all Sikh children wearing turbans from playing soccer in the league was an extremely disappointing one for me, but not a surprising one. Quebec has become the poster child, nationally and internationally, of intolerance and xenophobia.