Tag: secularism

Montreal mayor says secularism bill targets minorities and violates freedoms

Quebec’s secularism bill is causing tension in society and Montrealers feel powerless to do anything about it, Mayor Valerie Plante told committee members studying the controversial legislation Tuesday. Montreal’s mayor was firm in her criticism of the bill, but she was also careful not to come off as confrontational. Plante acknowledged during her presentation that…

Liberal MPs join other elected officials to oppose Quebec’s secularism bill

MONTREAL—A coalition of federal, provincial and municipal politicians added their voices to those opposing Quebec’s proposed secularism bill on Sunday as they joined community leaders and citizens in denouncing the legislation as discriminatory and unconstitutional. A few hundred people gathered in front of a community centre in the Montreal-area Cote-Saint-Luc suburb for a protest against…