Immigrants should aim to assimilate
Re: “Face-coverings ban makes sense,” Letter, Oct. 25.
If you look at England and the ongoing problems in Europe, it appears Quebec has read the tea leaves and is taking steps to avoid an untenable situation in the future.
They are, of course, not the first to do so. In 2010, France implemented a similar law, which was upheld by the European Court of Human Rights.
Today, more than ever, transparency in public is key and facial coverings of any kind negate that. So, immigrants (of which I am one) should not expect their adopted country to amend their customs and way of life to accommodate theirs.
The answer lies in having assimilation, and not multiculturalism, as a target of immigration, so that when engaged in past cultural practices, immigrants would do so in a way mindful and respectful of the existing laws and customs of their new home. Earle Kayne, Calgary