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While some welcome Quebec's secularism bill, others say it's pointless
As Shaheen Ashraf reads over Bill 62, Quebec's religious neutrality bill, she's left disappointed and disheartened. She says once again it targets Muslim women, and she's tired of it.
"It's not so important if your face is covered or not. There are more important issues to focus on," said Ashraf, a board member at the Canadian Council of Muslim Women.
The practical effects of the bill would be to be ban niqabs and burkas from the civil service. And while some say it's a good thing, others argue it's unfair. As one niqab-wearing woman said, the bill is simply not needed.
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