Quebec City to hold public hearings on secular charter

People who want to share their views on the controversial proposed bill either online or in person have until Dec. 20 to do so.

The national assembly will hear Quebecers' views on Bill 60 starting Jan. 14, 2014

The Quebec government tabled Bill 60, its secular charter that outlines bans on overt religious symbols and accommodation guidelines, on Nov. 7. (CBC)

The Quebec government will hold public hearings on Bill 60, otherwise known as the secular charter, starting Jan.14, 2014.

Tabled on Nov. 7 by Bernard Drainville, the Parti Québécois's minister responsible for democratic institutions and active citizenship, the proposed bill has been met with controversy.

People who want to share their views on Bill 60 either online or in person have until Dec. 20 to do so — that’s the deadline for briefs and requests to appear before the national assembly.

The Commission on Institutions will then select who they’ll hear from.

To be able to comment at the national assembly, interested people and organizations have to submit a request to the commission’s secretary, Valérie Roy.

See the links in the External Links box on the left of this article for information on how to submit comments.

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