Secular 'values' charter hearings move into 2nd week

The public hearings on Quebec's proposed secular charter continue today.

The public hearings on Quebec's proposed secular charter have moved into their second week.

The day started with a presentation from pro-charter advocate Rakia Fourati, who is a member of les Janettes. The group was founded by the influential author, radio and TV personality, Janette Bertrand.

Fourati was followed by the Quebec secular movement. The movement was in the news last week after the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear its challenge against officials having the right to recite a prayer at Saguenay city council meetings.

The morning session wrapped up with the Alliance of cultural communities for equality in health and social services.

Two more groups advocating secularism and four private citizens were scheduled for the afternoon and early evening.

The full schedule is available in PDF format here (will download automatically).