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The part suspended by the judge is the key part: “Judge Babak Barin on Friday suspended the portion of the act banning face coverings until the government enacts guidelines for how the law will be applied and how exemptions might be granted.”

Not mentioned in the article is that the judge, by his name, appears to be of Iranian origin. More than 99% of Iranians are Muslims although most are Shia who do not wear the full-face veils.




The Guardian:

A Canadian judge has suspended part of a Quebec law banning people from wearing full-face veils when giving or receiving public services, handing a provisional victory to civil liberties groups who argued that the law is unconstitutional and discriminates against Muslim women.

Judge Babak Barin on Friday suspended the portion of the act banning face coverings until the government enacts guidelines for how the law will be applied and how exemptions might be granted. The government of the mainly French-speaking province of Quebec now has a chance to clarify in detail how the law would be put into practice.

The law, passed in October, affects everyone from teachers and students to hospital employees, police officers, bus drivers and transit users.

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