25 March 2010

No veil or no service in Québec

The Charest government has announced that new legislation "would require both public servants dispensing government services and citizens receiving those services to have their face uncovered," reports The Montreal Gazette. The government is selling it as an equality rights measure.

I've expressed some annoyance at the niqab in previous blogs (1), (2) and yet the new Quebec legislation is making me queasy. I guess I just wish women chose to remove the niqab of their own volition... and that the men around them would let them.

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