Jacques Plante was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. During a career lasting from 1947 to 1975, he was considered to be one of the most important innovators in hockey. He played for the Montreal Canadiens from 1953 to 1963; during his tenure, the team won the Stanley Cup six times, including five consecutive wins.
He was the first goaltender to create and use a practical mask in 1959.When Plante introduced the mask into the game , many questioned his dedication and bravery; Montreal went on to win their 5th Stanley Cup that year!
His face covering and refusal to remove it but once changed the game of hockey forever!
Speaking of face covering lets skip ahead to Quebec in 2017.
Bill n°62 : An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for requests for accommodations on religious grounds in certain bodies
“I should see your face, and you should see mine.
We are just saying that for reasons linked to communication, identification and safety, public services should be given and received with an open face.”
Quebec premier Couillard says of new religious neutrality law while standing in front of the crucifix hanging in the Quebec National Assembly.
Would that imply that “certain bodies” means the face coverings on certain Muslim women’s bodies? Most certainly….on that we can be certain should this law be enacted!
Paul Wells wrote Oct 23 in Macleans
Why Quebec’s Bill 62 is an indefensible mess ‘Well, ain’t it the damnedest thing, then, that Bill 62 seeks to fight coercion with coercion. A singularly time-limited, bashful, unevenly applied, hypocritical coercion, but coercion all the same. Orwell said some things are so stupid only an intellectual could believe them. Similarly, some things are so reminiscent of the overweening Catholic Quebec state of the mid-20th century that only in the name of purging such authority could anyone dream them up.’