Response to Quebec’s Bill 94

Response to Quebec’s Bill 94

Date: May 2010    

Authors: Ayeshah Haque & Katherine Bullock, PhD

In this policy briefing, we argue that the proposed Bill-94 (An Act to establish guidelines governing accommodation requests within the Administration and certain institutions) currently before the Quebec legislature should not be passed. We further argue that other Canadian provinces should not follow suit. We conclude that Bill 94 will isolate, not integrate Muslim women wearing niqab into Quebec society. Bill 94 violates their right to freedom of conscience and equal treatment as citizens of Quebec. Bill 94 violates the recommendations of the Bouchard-Taylor report, which was commissioned by the Quebec government in 2007 to provide guidelines on how to broach issues of minority integration into Quebec.

 

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