Quebec ponders making masks mandatory after banning the veil

Posted by on May 17, 2020 8:00 am
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The Canadian province passed a law less than a year affecting religious minorities’ face coverings – now the pandemic may prompt a rethink

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Less than a year after passing a secularism law forcing certain members of religious minorities to uncover their heads and faces, Quebec is now debating whether to force everybody to put masks on.

As the province at the centre of Canada’s coronavirus outbreak, Quebec is currently “strongly recommending” that citizens wear masks – but the measure will not be mandatory.

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