The bill will prevent women from wearing the religious face covering while working in public services, or when they appear in-person to use a service.
However Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is unhappy with the bill, saying it could interfere with citizens’ rights.
Bill 62 was passed in the national assembly of the French-speaking Canadian province earlier this week.
Quebec Premier Philipp Couillard said the ban was a matter of openness and safety
Philippe Couillard said the ban was an issue of security.
2. ** France: Became the first country in Europe to ban the burka in 2011, with a penalty fine of 50 Euros.
3. ** Spain: Ban in Barcelona and some other towns in the region of Catelonia
9. ** Eastonia: Ministry of Justice preparing ban burka or niqab in public spaces, such as state offices, schools and hospitals
10. ** Denmark: Judges banned from wearing religious symbols including crucifixes and head scarves, in court.
11. ** Bulgaria: In 2016, a legal ban on face covering Islamic clothing was adopted by Bulgarian parliament
12. ** Bosnia and Herzogovina: Prosecutors, lawyers and others employed in judicial institutions cannot wear the hijab to work
13. ** Belguim: Became second country to ban the burka in 2011
14. ** Albania: Albania has introduced draft legislation to ban the hijab in public schools
He said: “I will continue to work to ensure that all Canadians are protected by the charter while respecting the choices that different parliamentarians can make at different levels.
The federal government is not empowered to interfere with provincial laws.
The bill has been strongly criticised by Muslim groups who say it deliberately targets and stigmatises Muslim women who wear veils as a symbol of their faith.
By Rebecca Pennington/Express-UK