Face-covering ban in Quebec raises questions

Province ‘least accommodating place in country’: Lawyer
By Marcel Vander Wier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 11/13/2017
Philippe Couillard
Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard is defending the passage of a bill that requires public services within the province to be administered and received without face coverings. Credit: FOTOimage Montreal (Shutterstock)

Provincial, municipal and public transit employees in Quebec will need to work with their faces uncovered, while citizens receiving state services must do the same, following the passage of a controversial bill in October.

Workers affected include teachers, police officers, hospital staff and daycare workers.

The law is set to take effect on July 1, 2018.