A week after coming out against burkini swimsuits, the Coalition Avenir Québec has now taken issue with police officers wearing the hijab.

Quebec's right-leaning party took the stance in reaction to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police's announcement Tuesday that it would allow its officers to wear a head scarf if they want.

The RCMP said Wednesday the new policy aims to better reflect diversity in Canadian communities and to encourage more Muslim women to consider the RCMP as a career option.

CAQ MNA Nathalie Roy disagreed with that position, saying "the Islamic veil only serves to subjugate women and should therefore be banned from the police uniform."

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