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Context - August 14, 2019 - Power of religious symbols
A stunning decision in Quebec as the government introduces new legislation to ban religious symbols – worn by certain public employees like police officers, teachers and judges. The proposed bill is a dismantling of what Canada included in our chart of rights – religious freedom and expression. Secularism moves religion out.
But Quebec Premier François Legault is standing firm, saying his government will enact the “notwithstanding clause” to crush any legal challenges to the religious symbols ban.
All of Canada’s federal political party leaders have publicly condemned the legislation, but Quebec is not backing down.
This week on Context – we’ll find out why religious expression with symbols matters to our freedom.
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