Jun 17, 2019
By Zoomer Podcast Network
Late last night, Quebec’s contentious secularism bill was voted into law.
It bans religious symbols for teachers, police officers and other public servants in positions of authority.
Opposition parties, minority groups and human-rights observers say the law is an affront to personal liberty that targets religious minorities.
The government argues it affirms the Quebecois people’s secular identity.
In a last-minute move, the Legault government announced it will establish surveillance and disciplinary mechanisms to ensure the bill is respected, a move the opposition immediately tagged as the arrival of a “secularism police force.”
Libby Speaks with Tarek Fatah, Founder of the Muslim Canadian Congress and Martin Samson, Vice President of Communications at CIJA.