Liberal leader Philippe Couillard migrated from saying the Charter was unnecessary and would pass “over my dead body” all the way to stipulating what “must be included in the Charter” in order to “affirm [the] values of the host society.” (For some reason this … Continue reading
A Muslim woman wearing a hijab put the Parti Québécois on the defensive in a sharp exchange on the first day of hearings over the secular charter that would prohibit public sector employees from wearing overt religious symbols. Samira Laouni told the … Continue reading
A commission delving into the debate over the Quebec proposed charter of secularism can serve as an inspiration for an English Canada growing increasingly fed up with multiculturalism, the Parti Québécois government says. It has been more than four months … Continue reading
A Montreal-based group is calling on all Canadians to join them on January 12th and 13th to protest against the Quebec government’s proposed Charter of Values for the province, urging Canadians to join them by wearing a hijab, turban, kippa … Continue reading
The federation of Quebec nurses’ unions (FIQ) says it will support the province’s proposed secular charter, if it’s passed. The federation, made up of 60 unions representing nurses and other health-care professionals, based its support on the results of a … Continue reading
Demonstration against the ‘Charter of Values’ in Montreal in September The Toronto Star has a hard hitting editorial on Quebec’s so-called Charter of Values, which the Parti Québécois government has insisted it will try and force through the National Assembly.
Islamophobia has surged in Quebec since the introduction of the proposed Charter of Quebec Values, the Muslim Council of Montreal warned Tuesday, with an alarming rise in attacks, specifically against Muslim women. Muslims made 117 complaints of verbal or physical … Continue reading
For a project that has been framed by its authors as an important step toward equality of the sexes, the Charter of Quebec Values is managing to upset a lot of women. On Wednesday, it was the turn of the … Continue reading
The National Post has invited its readers to give their views on Quebec’s controversial “Charter of Values”. Some letters oppose the repressive legislation, but the majority are in favour, and even those against the Quebec government’s proposals often back a complete … Continue reading
Good article by Haroon Siddiqui in the Toronto Star.