Government services will be required to be delivered and received with uncovered faces in proposed new legislation tabled in the National Assembly on Wednesday.

And the government is acting on another front, proposing legislation to battle religious radicalization by banning any form of hate speech and speech inciting violence at the same time as outlining measures to help victims and imposing new rules on marriage to prevent honour crimes.

In a sweeping dual offensive launched personally by Premier Philippe Couillard with a ministerial declaration to the National Assembly, the government announced actions on two fronts — state neutrality and radicalization — at the same time.

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