REPORT: Bill 62 Facing Constitutional Challenge

National Council of Canadian Muslims, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, and a Niqab-wearing convert to Islam file challenge in Quebec Superior Court.

As many expected, Bill 62 – the incredibly popular law requiring people to uncover their face when receiving or delivering certain government services – is facing a constitutional challenge.

The challenge was filed in Quebec Superior Court by a woman named Marie-Michelle Lacoste (who converted to Islam, wears a Niqab, and goes by the name Warda Naili), along with the National Council of Canadian Muslims and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

The challenge questions whether the bill is constitutional under the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

Bill 62 opened up a huge gap between the out-of-touch elites and the Canadian people. Despite almost all parties and most major establishment media outlets condemning the bill, numerous poll showed that a clear majority of Canadians in all provinces supported such legislation.

It was also pointed out that many nations – including majority-Muslim nations – have even tougher legislation that explicitly bans the Niqab and Burka, though those facts didn’t seem to sway the arrogant political class.

Spencer Fernando