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Leaked Quebec Plan would Ban Kippot on Public Workers

By: JTA

A plan by Quebec’s government to ban “religious symbols,” including the kippa, among public sector workers has elicited worry from religious minorities in the Canadian province.

The bill would seek to ban public employees from wearing large Christian crosses or religious headwear such as that worn by Sikhs, Muslims and Jews while at work.

Richard Marceau, a former politician who now advises the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, wrote responded to the plan in a critical article in the Huffington Post, where he wrote, “How could one believe that a kippah-wearing Jewish librarian is… trying to impose his religion on society?”

The details of the proposed law were leaked to Journal de Montrèal last week, but the Parti Quebecois, which heads the provincial government, has refused to confirm them or answer questions related to the issue.

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4 Responses to “Leaked Quebec Plan would Ban Kippot on Public Workers”

  1. Shemayah Shiloh Phillips says:

    When will Christian symbols, costume, Jesus t-shirts, be banned?

  2. no problem wear a cheitel.

  3. Pauline Marois, is nuts, as the province of Quebec is mostly roman catholic, so what are priests suppose to do, no longer wear crosses or women's clothing?

  4. Diane Kroh says:

    Please leave the Jewish people alone. They have been though so much in history. Even just 60 years ago a mad man tried to wipe them off the face of the Earth. How dare you deny something that is thousands of years old.

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