Quebec’s face-covering law heads for constitutional challenge

Civil liberty advocates have launched a legal challenge over the constitutionality of Quebec’s face-covering ban, arguing it “directly infringes on the freedom of religion of individuals.”

The law passed last month requires people to uncover their face to receive public services under certain circumstances.

“Such blatant and unjustified violations of freedom of religion, as well as of the quality guarantees of the Quebec and Canadian charters, have no place in Quebec or Canada,” the plaintiffs argue in a court filing.

Islam has no place in civil society.