You may have known that I was in Montreal the last two summers.
In Montreal, it is generally quite hard to not walk past a Catholic Church or a religious institution. Two of the top tourist attractions are churches. A cross adorns of the hills of Mont-Royal
That is why I find it interesting that Quebec is bringing forward the idea for a ban of wearing religious symbols.
According to the attached article here in The Star, here is an explanation of the idea.
The so-called charter of Quebec values, to be unveiled in the coming weeks, proposes barring public servants from wearing veils, kippas, turbans and even crucifixes while at work. A leaked report last week said the measures would apply to anyone who draws their salary from the public purse: bureaucrats, lawyers, police officers, teachers, and even doctor and nurses.
Apparently, it is gaining popularity. According to the poll The Star shared 2 out of 3 Quebecers support this.
I’m interested in how this can be done. Some religions and faiths have some specific things they must wear. How will you get around that? Moreover, this does seem to have some human rights implications to this.
Here’s another perspective from Irwin Colter.
What do you think? Would you support this? Or, are there too many implications?