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The religious neutrality debate that has split Quebecers since 2007, and that the Liberals have been desperate to avoid, is coming to a head. On Tuesday, Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée will launch public hearings into Bill 62, the Liberals' proposed legislation banning Quebecers from giving or receiving a public service with their faces covered.

Opposition parties at the National Assembly will argue the bill doesn't go far enough, and, at the very least, people in a position of authority, such as judges, police officers and prison guards, should be forbidden to wear religious symbols at work.

That includes kippahs, turbans and hijabs.


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