Most Quebecers support religious symbols ban, but they’re split on how to enforce it

Posted May 15, 2019 12:59 pm by Andrew Ehrkamp | @AndrewEhrkamp

Most Quebecers support religious symbols ban, but they’re split on how to enforce it

A majority of Quebec residents favour a ban on religious symbols, but they are split on how to punish those who would break the proposed new law, a poll reveals.
The Angus Reid Institute asked Quebecers whether hijab and cross-wearing teachers should be fined, fired or jailed and discovered deep ambivalence about how the proposed law in the province should be enforced.
While 64 per cent of the population supports the religious symbols ban and using the notwithstanding clause to get around religious freedom guarantees in Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms, they were split down the middle over whether civil servants

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