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Trudeau raises concern over Quebec's religious rights debate in first meeting with Marois
by Ingrid Peritz
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau has waded into Quebec's roiling debate over religious rights, saying he has serious concerns about the Parti Québécois government's proposals to ban religious head wear such as hijabs and turbans from the public service.
Mr. Trudeau said on Wednesday that he raised his views with Premier Pauline Marois during his first meeting with the Premier. The Quebec government has confirmed that it will move forward with the contentious legislation, which is meeting with heavy criticism.
"I have enormous concerns about the limits that would be imposed on people, on their religion and on their freedom of expression," Mr. Trudeau told reporters in Quebec City after the meeting with Ms. Marois.
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