The inconvenient truth about Quebec’s secularism law Trudeau doesn’t want to face: it’s popular – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 201921 Views

Quebec’s religious symbols ban should absolutely be an election issue, writes former PQ leader

Sep 09, 2019

“Unthinkable.” That’s how Prime Minister Justin Trudeau reacted when Quebec tabled a law that would ban religious symbols and clothing for its teachers, judges, police officers and other public sector workers.

He pledged to “defend the rights of Canadians” against the proposed ban. His minister of justice repeatedly called the bill “unacceptable” and alluded to “next steps” once it became law.

One should not doubt Trudeau’s inherent repulsion for the Quebec law and everything it embodies. This is the man who heralded a woman’s right to wear a niqab — the starkest symbol of oppression of women — to a citizenship ceremony at which she would pledge to adhere to a Constitution that specifically defends gender equality.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/secularism-law-opinion-jean-francis-lisee-1.5274015

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