Lampert, A. (2019, June 17). Critics denounce Quebec ban on religious symbols in public sector. Reuters. https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-canada-quebec-religion-idUKKCN1TI2BL
Organizations, both civil liberty groups and Muslim organizations, are challenging Quebec’s bill which bans public employees from donning religious symbols at the workplace. The Muslim headscarf has been an ongoing debate in Quebec, as the growing Muslim population threatens Quebec’s secular identity. Critics argue that the Bill targets Muslim women, specifically those who wear the hijab (Islamic headscarf). Muslim organization, NCCM, highlights the effects of the Bill. The legislation has also stirred discourse between Trudeau’s Liberal party and Legault’s CAQ provincial party.
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