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CANADA POLITICS: Quebec to Ban Face Coverings By Muslim Women

CANADA POLITICS: Quebec to Ban Face Coverings By Muslim Women

“We are just saying that for reasons linked to communication, identification and safety, public services should be given and received with an open face,” Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard told reporters in the province’s National Assembly.

“We are in a free and democratic society. You speak to me, I should see your face, and you should see mine. It’s as simple as that,” he said.

The National Council of Canadian Muslims said it was deeply concerned by the law’s passage and was looking at its legal options.

“This legislation is an unjustified infringement of religious freedoms,” said executive director Ihsaan Gardee.

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CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Border Camp Swells With Asylum Seekers From US, Many Haitian

CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Border Camp Swells With Asylum Seekers From US, Many Haitian

Most of the recent arrivals have been Haitians, officials say, who fear they will be deported from the U.S. as their “temporary protected status,” which granted more than 50,000 Haitians residency in the U.S. after the 2010 earthquake, is set to expire in January. Spurred by false accounts of guaranteed residency in Canada, they made for the border.

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CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Wants Constitutional Talks Despite Trudeau Opposition

CANADA POLITICS: Quebec Wants Constitutional Talks Despite Trudeau Opposition

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau: “We are Quebecers. Our nation is the founder of the country. We will engage in dialogue with other Canadians.”

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CANADA: Philippe Couillard Slammed By Amnesty On Mexican Human Rights Comment

CANADA: Philippe Couillard Slammed By Amnesty On Mexican Human Rights Comment

“I beg to differ (that) Mexico is going in the right direction,” Perseo Quiroz, Amnesty’s executive director in Mexico, told The Canadian Press.

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CANADA: Premiers Not Popular In Their Provinces – Poll

Quebec Liberal Premier Philippe Couillard and Nova Scotia Liberal Premier Stephen McNeil both at 36 per cent approval.

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CANADA: ‘Corruption Strikes In The Heart Of Quebec’ – Justice Charbonneau Says

Superior Court Justice France Charbonneau report makes more than 60 recommendations to weed out corruption in the province.

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CANADA: Stephen Harper Politics Over Niqab A Big Mistake

By pressing the niqab issue, starting in mid-September, they helped cause a sharp downturn in already soft NDP support in Quebec.

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CANADA: Elizabeth May’s Daughter Victoria Cate May Burton Running For Greens In Quebec

CANADA: Elizabeth May’s Daughter Victoria Cate May Burton Running For Greens In Quebec

May Burton’s candidacy is indicative of the party’s struggle to establish roots in Quebec.

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