The Canadian Press

2013-11-07 | PQ Values Charter

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On November 7th, the Parti Quebecois raised the political stakes when it presented Bill 60, its controversial charter of values bill, in the legislature. When it was presented, the minority PQ government declared the tabling of the bill would be a measure of confidence in the government. That meant the opposition would have forced an election by blocking its introduction. Bernard Drainville, the minister responsible, defended the bill during a news conference at the national assembly. (Quebec Liberal leader Philippe Couillard (koo-YAHR') called it a frontal attack against the rights and liberties of all Quebecers. The bill requires all public employees to refrain from wearing objects such as headgear, clothing, jewelry or other adornments which, by their conspicuous nature, overtly indicate a religious affiliation.)

Date: 2013-11-07
Placeline: QUEBEC CITY, Quebec.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 15 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we think this proposal this bill is fair and reasonable and well-balanced and it is the right equilibrium between respecting individual rights and affirming Collective values >>


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