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Panel discussion: Charter of Quebec Values not an attack on religious liberties

Thousands of protestors marched in the streets of Montreal this weekend to criticize the government's proposed Charter of Quebec Values, calling it an attack on fundamental rights.

But many Quebeckers are rallying behind Bernard Drainville's proposal, and believe that banning religious symbols in the public sector is not an attack on personal liberties, but is necessary to establish a secular state.

Our guests this morning explained why they are in favour of the Charter of Quebec Values: Michel Lincourt is on the Board of Directors of the Mouvement Laïque Quebecois, and Yolande Geadah is the author of the book Accomodements Raisonnables: Droit à la différence et non différence des droits.

We reached them both in Montreal this morning.

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