Tom Wallace

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Judge strikes down Quebec veil ban until province establishes rules for religious accommodation

Bill 62 was passed in October and was criticized for targeting Muslim women because they are among the few people in society who wear face veils
Quebec women attend a protest in 2010Allen McInnis/The Gazette

MONTREAL — A Quebec judge has temporarily stayed a key provision of the controversial law banning people from receiving or giving a public service with their face covered.

Superior Court Justice Babak Barin ruled today the article will be stayed until the province establishes rules under which people can apply for a religious accommodation to the legislation.

Bill 62 was passed in October and was criticized for targeting Muslim women because they are among the few people in society who wear face veils.

The law included a provision granting accommodations for religious grounds but it did not include the rules under which exemptions could be granted.

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