10/09/2013 01:16 EDT | Updated 12/09/2013 05:12 EST

Québec Solidaire proposes 'unifying' secular charter

Québec Solidaire has introduced a bill it says will help Quebec move forward with the ongoing debate surrounding secualrism in the province. 

Party spokeswoman Françoise David introduced bill 398 — a Charter of Secularism for the Quebec government, on Wednesday at the national assembly. 

"It is time that we lead with a bill that will unite us ... Right now there are divides in certain sectors of Quebec society and this hurts individuals, as well as the whole of Quebec,” David said. 

She alluded to the , saying the province needs a secular charter, and not a charter of mish-mashed Quebec values. 

"The goal of the bill introduced this morning is to demonstrate that we can quickly and clearly go forward with the secularization of the Quebec government by focusing on the key points behind which all of Quebec can unite," David said. 

David said she has spoken with the leaders of the other parties in the national assembly, and they all said they would welcome the bill with a positive mindset.