QCGN profoundly disappointed by Quebec Court of Appeal’s ruling on Bill 21

Montreal, February 29, 2024 – The Quebec Community Groups Network is profoundly disappointed by today’s ruling on Bill 21 by the Quebec Court of Appeal. Unfortunately, the justices’ hands were tied by the Quebec Government’s use of the notwithstanding clauses of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms.

Bill 21 prohibits employees in positions of authority (like teachers, judges, and police officers) from wearing or displaying symbols of their religion, like hijabs, kippahs, turbans or ostentatious crucifixes while at work.

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