According to Canada’s national newspaper The Globe and Mail, see story here, a young Muslim woman whose face was hidden by a religious covering was pulled out of her government French class near Montreal and told to unveil or leave the course. This is the second such case to come to light in Quebec. The first case led to landmark provincial legislation against religious face veils. Whatever egalitarian sentiments there might be behind the Quebec legislation, it’s clear that those who are hurt by the legislation are women. The law would deny veiled women government services including consulting a doctor in a hospital and having access to education. Quebec Premier Jean Charest and his cabinet introduced the sweeping legislation that effectively bars Muslim women from receiving or delivering public services while wearing a niqab.