Parti Québécois Leader Jean-François Lisée said if his party were in power, he would invoke the notwithstanding clause in the Canadian Constitution to stop a court challenge of the province's new face-covering ban.

"There would be no possible recourse to the courts to get out of it," Lisée said at a news conference Wednesday.

The Liberal government has come under fire from every direction since passing Bill 62 last week, which forbids those with their faces covered from giving or receiving services from nearly all provincially and municipally funded institutions.

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