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Only when Canada faces up to its own colonial past will Muslim women's bodies stop being perceived as a civilizational threat.
What you are calling a "religious neutrality bill" is inherently and unfairly charged against one segment of society and not the other.
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2 groups are taking action.
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The goal is not to ban religious symbols.
The obvious contradictions in the facts and intentions of Bill 62 expose Quebec, and Canada, to international criticism.
Is one a sign of greater emancipation and one a sign of greater oppression? Is it outrageous to ask the question?
They say they have a different perception of the province now.
It's absurd to pass any law that is so obviously a violation of that constitution and its Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
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He's been getting more critical of the religious neutrality law.
"I don't seen any problem keeping it."
"The law is not repressive."
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"We are confronted in Quebec by an actual anti-Muslim law."
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"I want to control who I give the permission to access my body,'' one woman said.
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The PM said the federal government is going to look carefully at Quebec's religious neutrality law.
This position is different than others he's taken — it's about building the kind of inclusive society he talked about.
Either you believe people have an inalienable right to peacefully express their deepest religious views, or you don't.
Trampling on a woman's rights, freedom and dignity is not a lesser evil. It's serious. It's unacceptable.
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Civil rights groups say the law targets Muslim women.
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"So, I'm not allowed on a bus?"
It is shameful that the demonization and criminalization of Muslims, particularly Muslim women, is still so popular.
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It will force Muslim women to unveil their faces before riding the bus.
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It was extended this year to include municipal and public transit workers.
He hopes Bill 62 is struck down by the courts.
The Liberal provincial government has aimed to address very controversial subjects that have been dominating Quebec politics for some time, including reasonable accommodation, youth "radicalization," and increasing incidents of hate speech.