Canadian Law and Religion: The Québec Charter of Values
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Canadian Law and Religion: The Québec Charter of Values. (n.d.). University of Toronto Libraries. Retrieved February 9, 2023, from 


In 2013, the Quebec government proposed Bill 60, a Bill which bans public employees from wearing religious symbols at work or covering their face. The goal of the Bill is to promote secularism, however, critics of the Bill argue that it infringed on the rights of those who want to practice their faith. As the Parti Quebecois lost the election, they were unable to successfully pass the Bill. Nonetheless, the proposal of the Bill caused great harm as Muslim women and other members of faith groups were harassed. In order to gain a better understanding of Bill 60, it is important to apprehend the history of Quebec.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.


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