Quebec proposal to ban religious symbols ‘a violation of freedom’
Canadian Catholic leaders say they oppose new Quebec government’s proposed law banning religious symbols as a violation of fundamental rights.
“It’s unacceptable and it’s a violation of peoples’ religious freedom, pure and simple,” said Andrew Bennett, former religious freedom ambassador and now director of the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute.
“I’d like the Quebec government to explain what they see as the threat. What’s the threat with Jews wearing the kippah; faithful Muslims wearing hijabs; and faithful Christians wearing crosses?”
Ambassador Andrew Bennett
Coalition Avenir Quebec trounced the governing Quebec Liberals, winning 74 seats to the Liberals’ 32. The separatist Parti Quebecois dropped from 30