On Monday, Quebec Premier François Legault debuted a new face-covering. In a meeting with designer Jean Airoldi and artist Rosalie Taillefer-Simard, he showed off his smile through the windowpane mask — a mask designed to allow people to read lips. \nThe Premier praised the ingenuity of these local designers and their creation — dubbed "les masques sourire" (smile masks) — in an Instagram post.\n\n\n\nEditor's Choice: UNIQLO Has Finally Unveiled The Opening Date For Its First-Ever Montreal Location\n\n\n\n\n\n“\n\n\nI am very sensitive to their reality. I invite Quebecers to get one of their masks and wear it out of respect for them.\n\n\nPremier François Legault\n\n\n"[These are] beautiful masks with a clear window to allow deaf and hard of hearing people to read lips," wrote Legault. \nAfter many experts from across Canada have proclaimed the benefits of these window-masks, the Quebec government embraced them and lists them among its suggested designs.\nIn Quebec, you can wear any mask that has "a clear window in order to promote communication with hearing-impaired people, people learning the language, people with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorder or cognitive impairment."\n\n\n\nNOW WATCH Over 60% Of Montreal Businesses Asked For English Skills & Legault Says It's 'Concerning'