Quebec’s secularism charter heads to lawmakers

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An image released by the Quebec government showing, top three, "non-ostentatious" religious symbols that could be worn by public employees, and, bottom five images, "ostentatious" symbols that would be banned under the proposed Charter of Quebec Values. Photo courtesy Quebec government

An image released by the Quebec government showing, top three, "non-ostentatious" religious symbols that could be worn by public employees, and, bottom five images, "ostentatious" symbols that would be banned under the proposed Charter of Quebec Values. Photo courtesy Quebec government

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TORONTO (RNS) The measure would ban all "overt" and "conspicuous" religious headgear worn by public sector employees, including hijabs, yarmulkes and Sikh turbans, as well as large crosses and crucifixes.