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Quebec targets veils

Officials in the Canadian province of Quebec introduced legislation that would bar Muslim women from receiving or delivering public services while wearing a veil.

Faces would have to be visible in all publicly funded locations, including government offices, schools, hospitals and day-care centers.

Head scarves would remain legal.

Officials said the bill is needed to protect identity, security and communication. Montreal Muslim leaders say veil-wearing women number as few as 25.


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