The controversial legislation would effectively ban public workers — including doctors, nurses, teachers and daycare workers — as well as those receiving a service from the government, from wearing the niqab, burka or any other face covering.This is very clearly aimed at Muslim women wearing burkas and niqabs and not at those who endure the Canadian winter via fleecy balaclavas. Why? Because it is good politics--there is no real threat of face covered folks--just the imagined threat and taking a stance that tells one's base that one is with them by being against the other.
It makes me want to resurrect an old meme of mine: the xenophobic squirrel.
I will need to find the old pic and make new ones for the PLQ (Quebec Liberal Party) as most of my old ones were aimed at the Parti Quebecois.
They call it religious neutrality. I call it Islamophobia. And, of course, the opposition parties in Quebec say it isn't enough.
This does remind me that the national and provincial parties are not the same entities, as Trudeau and the NDP refused to go along with this kind of crap two yeas ago. It cost the NDP bigly, but not Trudeau. I wonder if anyone will ask him about this, and whether he will dodge or not.