Quebec bishops object to threat of closure on debate over Bill 21
OTTAWA — The 31 Catholic Bishops of Quebec are protesting the Quebec government’s threat of closure to pass laicity Bill 21 without hearing from affected religious organizations.
The CAQ government wants to make sure the bill that would prohibit the wearing of religious symbols by public service employees is passed before the National Assembly rises for the summer. The Assembly was technically supposed to rise on June 14, so debate on the passage of that bill and one concerning immigration is scheduled for the weekend of June 15-16.
In a statement released June 14, the Quebec bishops objected to ramming through the bill