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Bill 62: Opposition pressing for religious neutrality law to have more teeth
by Caroline Plante
Unsatisfied with the Liberals' recent foray into identity politics, opposition parties at the National Assembly proposed Thursday several amendments to give Bill 62 more teeth.
As it stands, under the religious neutrality legislation Quebecers would have to uncover their faces when giving or receiving a public service. The bill also proposes guidelines for religious accommodations in the province.
The Parti Québécois and Coalition Avenir Québec argued the consensus in Quebec is that public servants in a position of authority — such as police officers, judges and prison guards — should shed their religious symbols, including kippahs, hijabs, and large crosses.
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