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Quebec’s Bill 62 declares war on sunglasses: Hébert

MONTREAL—Somewhere in the Quebec government’s legal department, a team of lawyers is bracing to argue in court in what may be the not-too-distant future that the wearing of dark sunglasses puts the safety of the province’s public transit system at risk. Ditto presumably in the case of local libraries and city parks.For a province to declare war on sunglasses is pretty unique in the history of Canada. For a government to do so in the name of the separation of church and state is even more...

Quebec BANS the burqa: Canadian province bars women wearing face covering veils from using public services like ambulances, buses and libraries

Quebec will become North America's first province to ban its citizens from wearing face coveringsThe Quebec National Assembly moved to adopt Bill 62 on WednesdayThe bill bans anyone from covering their face while giving or receiving public services such as medical care, public transport or using the libraryThe legislation passed 66 to 51 with the majority Liberal party pushing the lawMontreal's Mayor Denis Coderre denounced the bill, saying his city will be affected the most by the new...

Working-Class Women Say ‘#MeToo’

In the days and weeks since evidence of Harvey Weinstein’s decades-long pattern of sexual abuse surfaced, millions of women, trans and gender nonconforming people, even men around the world have exposed the scale of sexual violence in our society, telling their own stories using the hashtag #MeToo.A slew of men in positions of power — from British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon to actor Kevin Spacey — have been accused of sexual misconduct and many of them are finally facing real...