(RNS) — For the fourth time in a decade, Quebec is in the midst of a heated public discourse over a deeply controversial bill that would severely limit religious dress and symbols in public places.
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.
(RNS) The Charter of Quebec Values would prohibit public employees from wearing large crosses and crucifixes, Islamic headscarves, Sikh turbans and Jewish yarmulkes.
(RNS) The measure would prohibit doctors, nurses, police officers, civil servants, public school teachers and public day care workers from wearing hijabs, turbans, yarmulkes and visible crucifixes or crosses.
TORONTO (RNS) The decision to ban Sikh religious headgear is the latest chapter in Quebec's hotly contested debate over religious accommodation.
TORONTO (RNS) Two political parties in Quebec are speaking out about the ritual slaughter of meat, saying the practice runs counter to the province's secular "values." By Ron Csillag.