Students think twice about Quebec after Niqab law passes

A new law in Quebec banning face coverings for anyone who receives or provides public services is causing some Muslim students to reconsider the idea of pursuing their education in that province, reports The Canadian Press.

The passing of Bill 62, which would prohibit anyone wearing a face covering from receiving a provincial or municipal service such as public transit, has sparked a strong public backlash. The Canadian Federation of Students has issued a statement condemning the bill and its impact on those who are already studying in Quebec.

Regardless of any future legal challenges, some students say the passing of the bill has already changed their perception of a province they'd once considered moving to in pursuit of post-secondary education. They say the new law makes them feel as though Muslims are no longer welcome in the province. They also fear the legislation would make it difficult to access basic services that are key to student life.
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