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Charter of Quebec Values: September 2013 Archives

Friendly turban vs. kippa soccer match

robertsassoon.jpgThe ban of religious symbols has easily been the hot topic for September. Earlier this summer, when the Quebec Soccer Federation ordered that turbans be left in locker room, many voices came out against the ban. The Federation has since changed its policy, and other religious communities came out in support of the Sikh community. 

A special event was planned coming out of that controversy, even before the provincial government's proposed Charter of Quebec Values was unveiled. Mukhbir Singh is the Vice-President of the World Sikh Organization of Canada and a director of the Sikh Community Centre of Montreal. Robert Sassoon is the organizer from the Jewish community of Montreal. 

They joined us to tell us how the Sikh and Jewish groups are coming together to create interfaith activities, like soccer games.
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Watch a television report from Pierre-Luc Gagnon here.

Charter of values creating schism within women's movement

THE CANADIAN PRESS-Jacques Boissinot.JPGThe formation of a group representing women who support secularism as presented by the Quebec Charter of Values has created a schism within women's associations. 
Alexa Conradi, President of the Quebec Federation of Women, believes these debates are essential to the overall discussion surrounding the Charter. 

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Catholic bishops worried about the proposed charter of values

cyprien-lacroix-mgr_R-C.jpgQuebec's Assembly of Catholic Bishops issued a clear rebuke yesterday of the Marois government's proposed charter of values. Meeting in Trois Rivières, the bishops said it's reasonable for the government to want a secular state.

However, they said some of the key measures in the charter are not acceptable. The Archbishop of Quebec City, Cyprien Lacroix, is part of the Assembly, and he joined us this morning.

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