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Quebec to vote on controversial face veil ban

Rights groups have slammed proposed legislation in Quebec that would prohibit individuals from wearing face coverings while receiving public services as “Islamophobic and anti-Muslim”. The bill, which is expected to be voted on as early as Tuesday, would require all government employees and any individual receiving a public service to[…]

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Australia’s parliament house lifts veil ban

Australia’s Parliament House on Monday lifted a short-lived ban on facial coverings including burqas and niqabs after the prime minister intervened. The government department that runs Parliament House announced earlier this month that “persons with facial coverings” would no longer be allowed in the open public galleries of the House[…]

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