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Interest groups snub Bill 62 hearings into Quebec secularism
by Caroline Plante
The Quebec English School Boards Association argued on the first day of Bill 62 hearings that schools are well equipped to deal with religious-accommodation requests, and that the bill is "useless."
The proposed legislation aims to ban people from wearing face coverings when giving or receiving a public service. It also proposes guidelines for religious accommodations in the province.
"We don't need it," said Stephen Burke, a QESBA board member. "We can complicate everything in life ... but we're nine school boards, 340 schools, 100,000 students — it's not a lot. We don't have time to fight."
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