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    Quebec passes law banning facial coverings in public.

    The Canadian province is barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and obliging citizens to unveil while using public transit or government services

    The Canadian province of Quebec has passed a sweeping ban on face coverings – barring public workers from wearing the niqab or burqa and obliging citizens to unveil when riding public transit or receiving government services – ushering in a law believed to be the first of its kind in North America.

    The legislation was adopted on Wednesday, capping off two years of work by the province’s Liberal government to address the issue of state neutrality. The resulting law has been condemned by critics who say it deliberately targets Muslim women and will fuel the province’s simmering debate on identity, religion and tolerance.
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ings-in-public

    This is common sense. Public workers faces should be visible. Seems like a lot of places are now banning Full face coverings in the past few years..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trollhammer View Post
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ings-in-public

    This is common sense. Public workers faces should be visible. Seems like a lot of places are now banning Full face coverings in the past few years..
    Fear is a helluva drug.

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    Quote Originally Posted by unfilteredJW View Post
    Fear is a helluva drug.
    common sense and basic skills of deduction are as well, though far too rarely used.

    this is good. it's good to know that even canada has some sense.

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    If they wanted to bring their culture that shattered their civilization they should of stayed home.

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    Seems like a fairly logical thing imo.

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    Makes sense, although the public transit one I don't really care either way. As long as they give you a valid bus ticket who cares.

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    It's a violation of their First Amendment rights.

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    So does this apply to people wearing scarves and face masks to keep warm or specifically targeted at religious head coverings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hubcap View Post
    It's a violation of their First Amendment rights.
    Their what???

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    "Those women are so oppressed, we should ban them from wearing specific clothing to help"

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    @Tennisace, why is Canada so racist towards it's Muslim inhabitants?

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    Quote Originally Posted by derpkitteh View Post
    common sense and basic skills of deduction are as well, though far too rarely used.

    this is good. it's good to know that even canada has some sense.
    Nope. Just fear.

    Cowards gonna cower.

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    aww, I thought canada was so wonderful and tolerant. Wonder when everyone's favorite posters will be here to play damage control.
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    Makes sense enough, if I gotta take off my snow ninja mask every time I enter a building. Not like there's anyone who'd abuse something that obscures everything but your eyes for nefarious purposes or anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trollhammer View Post
    Public workers faces should be visible.
    Not that I'm excusing religious and cultural oppression, but...


    I'm pretty sure most, if not all of these instances can be a government employee on some level, or at least a "public worker". You can probably find several dozen more examples.
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    good for them, more and more common sense seems to be coming about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by unfilteredJW View Post
    Nope. Just fear.

    Cowards gonna cower.
    in all things in this world that present a danger to a person, it is considered intelligent to take steps to reduce or remove risk from it. except this one issue. this one, is where all reason is expected to be thrown out.

    i am not a fool, i do not intend to ignore the basic threat assessment that any simple beast is capable of.

    it's like free handling sea kraits, the first ten might be lovely creatures to share time with. but it only takes one to kill you should it choose to. therefore i know not to take the risk of handling them in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sydänyö View Post
    Not that I'm excusing religious and cultural oppression, but...

    I'm pretty sure most, if not all of these instances can be a government employee on some level, or at least a "public worker". You can probably find several dozen more examples.
    Insert epic picard facepalm here.

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    How will Quebec police infiltrate the Black Bloc now?
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/quebec...otest-1.656171

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    Quote Originally Posted by derpkitteh View Post
    in all things in this world that present a danger to a person, it is considered intelligent to take steps to reduce or remove risk from it. except this one issue. this one, is where all reason is expected to be thrown out.

    i am not a fool, i do not intend to ignore the basic threat assessment that any simple beast is capable of.

    it's like free handling sea kraits, the first ten might be lovely creatures to share time with. but it only takes one to kill you should it choose to. therefore i know not to take the risk of handling them in the first place.
    Ok so ban all old white men from Vegas it only takes one to kill you.

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