Posted by: becketfund | March 23, 2010

Canada: Council Rules that Muslim Women Must Uncover Faces for Medicare Card

QUEBEC – Quebec’s human rights commission announced that women who wear the niqab, must uncover their faces when applying for a medicare card in order to ascertain their identity, the Epoch Times reported on March 23.   Women will not have the right, however, to insist on being served by a female employee, the commission stated.  The commission’s ruling asserted that asking a woman to uncover her face “in a neutral and administrative framework in a short period of time” does not infringe on the freedom of religion guaranteed in Quebec’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms.”

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