Posted by: becketfund | April 17, 2010

Canada: Government Seeks to Ban Islamic Veil

MONTREAL – About 100 demonstrators gathered in front of Montreal city hall on April 17 to protest Bill 94, legislation tabled by the Charest government that seeks to ban the niqab as well as the burqa, CTV Montreal reported on April 17.  The bill was proposed in May 2010 following a renewed debate over reasonable accommodation, which was sparked when a Muslim woman was expelled from a French course for refusing to remove her religious face covering.

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