The Canadian Press

2013-09-10 | Que Values Charter

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On September 10th, the Quebec government released its proposals for a controversial "values charter" aimed at restricting the wearing of religious clothing and symbols for employees at all government institutions. Bernard Drainville, the Parti Quebecois minister responsible for the file, stressed that the government did not want to interfere with the moral and religious beliefs of Quebecers. (If adopted by the Quebec national assembly, the proposals would apply to every public servant; civil authorities like judges, police, and prosecutors; public daycare workers; teachers at all levels as well as school employees, hospital workers and municipal personnel.)

Date: 2013-09-10
Placeline: QUEBEC CITY, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 24 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the state must be neutral we therefore propose to a firm in the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms the state independence from religions to ensure there is no bias in favor of one confession or another we also proposed affirming into Charter the state's religious neutrality and the secular nature of our institutions >>


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