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Opponent of proposed religious garb ban wins Quebec election

Catholic World News - April 10, 2014

An opponent of a proposed ban on religious garb has been elected premier of Quebec.

“Ahead of the vote, [Philippe] Couillard said that he opposed the ban on religious symbols for public sector workers,” CTV News reported.

Bernard Drainville, Quebec’s Minister Responsible for Democratic Institutions and Active Citizenship, introduced legislation in November that would have prevented “personnel members of public bodies” from wearing “objects such as headgear, clothing, jewelry or other adornments which, by their conspicuous nature, overtly indicate a religious affiliation,” according to the text of the proposed legislation.

“Public bodies,” according to the measure, include government agencies, school boards, “health and social services agencies,” and “budget-funded bodies.” Bishops in Quebec have spoken out against the legislation.

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  • Posted by: mario.f.leblanc5598 - Apr. 10, 2014 11:23 AM ET USA

    Before you cry Victory, just wait for Couillard to bring back that dreaded legislation to allow euthanasia for 'end-of-life' cases, which, according to the press, has the unanimous support of the Quebec population, and certainly has the support of every party at the Assenbly.

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