April 12 , 2010
CBC News covers 2nd Quebec student expelled for refusing to remove face covering
Officials from the provincial Ministry of Immigration and Cultural Communities in Quebec reportedly visited a female Muslim student at a provincially funded centre integrating new immigrants to Quebec. The student was studying French there and was completing her fifth week in the course successfully.
The officials met with the student and told her that she would have to remove her niqab (a face covering that shows only the eyes) or she could leave the course. After refusing to remove the niqab, the student was expelled.
Bill 94 is currently in the works in the province of Quebec. This bill would require that face coverings be removed for anyone who wants to work in the public sector, as well as those who interact with government officials, including receiving government services.
For more information on this article published in CBC news, click here.