Quebecers face tough choices under secular 'values' charter
Emergency room doctor says he'd quit his job and leave the province before removing his turban
If the Parti Québécois's Bill 60 ends up passing, a range of Quebecers including teachers, doctors, nurses, police officers and judges would be required to remove any religious symbols like the hijab or yarmulke in the workplace.
Sanjeet Singh Saluja, an emergency room doctor, would have to remove his turban under the legislation.
But he told CBC's Alison Northcott that removing his turban is not an option.
Saluja says if it comes to that, he will quit his job and leave Quebec.
“I would like to speak with Madame Marois and Mr. Drainville directly, to ask them what specific issue they have with my turban, and know why at this moment I have become a cancer in society and why I need to go,” he said.