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Barred Kirpans

Four members of the World Sikh Organization were barred from entering the National Assembly this week because they were wearing kirpans. While security guards called it, a matter of security, the Sikhs see the ceremonial dagger as a matter of religious freedom.
The four were to appear before a committee studying reasonable accommodation involving religious and cultural minorities.

Bernard St-Laurent spoke with one of the Sikhs, an ethicist as well as the head of security at the Quebec legislature and phone-in callers.   

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