Quebec's Parti Quebecois government has finally presented details of their so-called Values Charter.
Democratic Institutions Minister Bernard Drainville addressed the media on Tuesday morning, outlining the proposed legislation which, if passed, would ban all public employees in that province from wearing overt religious symbols in public institutions.
"The state must be neutral because it must show the same respect for all religions -- regardless of their beliefs," Drainville said, according to the Canadian Press.
"This is measured, balanced. Quebec is increasingly a multi-ethnic, multi-religious society. This is a great source of richness. It's also why we need clear rules."
As explained by CP, "the plan would apply to every public servant; civil authorities like judges, police, and prosecutors; public daycare workers; teachers and school employees; hospital workers; and municipal personnel."
There will, however, be a temporary opt-out clause in the case of hospitals, universities andRead More »from Quebec government introduces details of their Values Charter, federal parties respond