The provincial government is working on what it calls a 'moderate' version of the Charter of Values.

Premier Couillard said the Liberals would present a bill early on in their mandate, and Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee said she expects to introduce legislation this autumn.

Vallee said her government has learned a few lessons from the Parti Quebecois and its hotly-debated charter project, and will ensure that anything which is introduced will not violate the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

"Let's not forget the intervention made by the Commission des droits de la personne et de la jeunesse [Quebec Human Rights Commission] last year and the [Quebec] bar and all these people that had important things to say," said Vallee. "We're taking it into account."

Vallee said her legislation would allow all religious symbols but place limits on the burka, and the niqab, which cover a woman's face, and the chador, a long veil which covers the hair and arms and is seen as a symbol of religious oppression.

In 2010 the then-Liberal government introduced Bill 94, which introduced similar restrictions, but was never adopted.