1. Quebec’s charter to prohibit the use of ‘overt and conspicuous’ religious symbols by Govt. employees – http://south-asian-news.sandhira.com/quebecs-charter-to-prohibit-the-use-of-overt-and-conspicuous-religious-symbols-by-govt-employees.html

  1. […] Charter of Quebec Values would ban 'overt' religious symbols An image released by the Quebec government showing, top three, “non-ostentatious” religious symbols that could be worn by public employees, and, bottom five images, “ostentatious” symbols that would be banned under the proposed Charter of Quebec … Read more on Religion News Service […]

  2. […] According to ReligionNews.com, the charter “would prohibit public employees from wearing large crosses and crucifixes, Islamic headscarves, Sikh turbans and Jewish yarmulkes as a way to establish ‘religious neutrality’ in public. The prohibitions would apply to civil servants, teachers, law enforcement officers, firefighters, doctors, nurses and public day care employees. Elected officials would be exempt.” Thus, anyone seeking to serve in the public service would be required to disregard their own personal religious practices if these could be interpreted as “overt”. […]

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