Law professor Natasha Bakht speaks about the social and political barriers niqab-wearing women face on a daily basis Woman wearing a niqab (Elin Tabitha/Unsplash) In June 2019, Quebec’s Laicity Act…
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Being a Muslim woman in Canada is now more complicated than ever.
Last week, Quebec passed Bill 62, a bill that bans anyone who covers their face from providing or receiving public services. The bill affects Muslim women who wear the niqab, burka, or other face-covering garments.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper may want you to believe that he is helping Muslim women when he defends the niqab ban. But he’s not. It is a stance that further…