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Bernard Drainville defends the charter

PQ Minister Bernard Drainville dropped by the CBC Radio Noon studio today for a 20-minute one-on-one interview.

Senior Quebec political analyst Bernard St-Laurent interviews PQ Minister Bernard Drainville

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois receives the tables Charter of Quebec values from Minister Responsible for Democratic Institutions and Active Citizenship, Bernard Drainville. (Jacques Boissinot/The Canadian Press)

PQ Minister Bernard Drainville dropped by the CBC Radio Noon studio today for a 20-minute one-on-one interview.

I asked him what evidence he had to justify the measures his government wants to implement in its values charter.

We talked about why Quebec priests and nuns dropped their habits in the 1960s, whether hijab-wearing Muslim women who work in daycares and schools are being discriminated against in the charter, why he wants to keep the crucifix at the national assembly and the legacy of his hero, René Lévesque.

Have a listen: