The provincial government has resumed debating religious accommodation and public secularism as Bill 62 has once again made its return to the National Assembly.

The Liberal government set the bill aside in January following a mass murder at a mosque in Quebec City, an event which Premier Philippe Couillard has called a terrorist attack.

Now Bill 62, originally tabled in 2015, is once again being studied by politicians.

The proposed legislation would prevent public service employees from wearing face-coverings such as the niqab.

The restrictions would also be in place for those receiving public services in government offices or getting medical treatment.

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