Trudeau says federal government will 'look carefully' at implications of Bill 62

Posted In: News Date:Oct 21st, 2017

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is looking into the implications of Quebec's Bill 62, which would require Muslim women wearing a niqab or burka and anyone else using public services to uncover their faces.

"I don't think it's the government's business to tell a woman what she should or shouldn't be wearing," said Trudeau while campaigning in Alma, Que., with candidate Richard Hébert ahead of Monday's byelection.

"As a federal government, we are going to take our responsibility seriously and look carefully at what the implications are."

When asked if that would include taking the bill to court, Trudeau would only repeat that Ottawa is "looking carefully at the implications."


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