In light of the fiasco that is the Parti Quebecois‘ proposal
to turn Quebec into arguably the least tolerant jurisdiction in North America to impose controversial restrictions on language and religious displays, I thought this older piece might be appropriate. It arose from this story about a Muslim woman who was told to remove her Niqab if she wanted to attend a French language/civics class, because, among other things, the teacher couldn’t see her lips to ensure she was learning French properly. In response, she filed a human rights complaint with the Quebec human rights tribunal. Enjoy!
I’m never sure who to cheer for in these cases.