Ruling says government must provide clear guidelines on restrictions surrounding people with covered faces delivering or receiving government services.
A key part of Quebec’s highly-popular Bill 62 has been suspended by a Quebec Superior Court judge.
The section of the legislation that requires uncovered faces to deliver or receive public services have been stayed – meaning it can’t take effect until the government meets certain conditions.
Those conditions are providing clear guidelines on those restrictions, something the Quebec Liberal government has not yet done.
Quebec’s government says they won’t have those guidelines in place until at least summer of 2018.
While the elitist establishment and all the federal parties criticized Bill 62’s uncovered face requirement, it is widely popular throughout Canada, with majority support in every province, and support around 80% in Quebec.
The legislation – and reaction to it – served as a clear example of the wide gap between the elites and the majority of Canadians, who believe the government should be standing up for common-sense values.