“It’s just against our Constitution”: Muslim women respond to Quebec’s Bill 62
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“It’s just against our Constitution”: Muslim women respond to Quebec’s Bill 62 | CBC Radio. (2017). In The Current. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-october-20-2017-1.4362532/it-s-just-against-our-constitution-muslim-women-respond-to-quebec-s-bill-62-1.4362538 


In 2017, the Quebec government passed Bill 62, a law that bans individuals from wearing facial coverings when giving or receiving public services. Proponents of the law argue that the implementation of Bill 62 will foster social cohesion. Although Quebec officials argue that the law does not specifically target Muslim women, many Muslim women disagree as they believe it targets Muslim women who wear the niqab. Due to the exclusionary nature of Bill 62, activists claim that the Bill is anti-feminist. However, there are also Muslim women who are against Bill 62 because they claim that the Bill does not target Muslim women specifically, the niqab is not a fundamental part of Islam, and that prohibiting facial coverings will allow for harmony.


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