Lowrie, M. (2019, March 31). Legault defends Quebec’s religious-symbols bill, calls notwithstanding clause ‘legitimate tool.’ The Globe and Mail. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-legault-defends-quebecs-religious-symbols-bill-calls-notwithstanding/
Francois Legault released a video defending Bill 21 which bans religious symbols at the workplace, claiming that the Bill is moderate. Legault argues that Quebec’s approach to secularism is a compromise and does not violate religious freedom. In addition, he defends the employment of the notwithstanding clause as it is a “legitimate tool”. Organizations, such as Amnesty International, note that Muslim women who wear the hijab will bear the brunt of the law.
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