Muslim Canadian groups challenge Quebec’s niqab ban

Muslim and civil rights groups on Tuesday challenged a Quebec ban on officials or anyone receiving public services from covering their faces, arguing it infringes on women’s and Muslim religious rights. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims asked the Quebec Superior Court to[…]

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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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Fracking bans a warning to SA: TKAG

Environmental groups across the globe have breathed a collective sigh of relief as their battle against fracking took a positive turn over the past two weeks. On December 17th, the governor of the US state of New York announced a ban on the controversial extraction method; a decision based on[…]

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