Under Quebec's new "religious neutrality" law, people will not be able to wear anything covering their faces on public transit — not even sunglasses.
People are saying the new law will turn Quebec into a laughingstock.
"This is what Islamophobia looks like."
Although the language of the bill is very general, few people actually believe that a person wearing a winter scarf will be treated the same as a Muslim woman with a niqab.
"Just bought wine at the [liquor store] with sunglasses on, and was served with a smile," this person tweeted. "Obviously, I, a white man, am not the target of #bill62."
Others wondered why there wasn't more opposition to the bill in the National Assembly.
It's unclear how well any of this is going to work.
Muslim women are speaking out against the bill.
And others are pledging to stand in solidarity with those affected.
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