Legault government intends to renew notwithstanding clause on Bill 21

“Bill 21 is a discriminatory law that is an affront to the fundamental freedom of conscience and religion of Quebecers,” Eva Ludvig, president of the Quebec Community Groups Network (QCGN), responds after the Quebec government serves notice that it plans to extend its law on state secularism for a further five years. “Citizens in a democracy must have the ability to seek relief from the courts when their rights and freedoms have been infringed or denied,” Ludvig adds: “Invoking the notwithstanding clause blocks this possibility.”

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