Universities, CEGEPs reluctant to enforce QC’s Bill 62

October 26, 2017

Universities and CEGEPs in Montreal are reluctant to apply the provisions of a new Quebec bill that prohibits students from wearing a veil that covers their face in the classroom, reports La Presse. QC Justice Minister Stéphanie Vallée tried to clarify the law on Tuesday, stating that in class, students will have to have their face uncovered, since communication is required between the student and their teacher to facilitate learning. However, schools are reportedly expressing concern with this directive. McGill University Spokesperson Justin Dupuis said on Tuesday that the school “has an obligation to accommodate religious differences and will continue to do so.” La Presse | Journal de Montréal | Montreal Gazette