MONTREAL JEWISH GENERAL HSOPITAL

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This Hospital Thinks Quebec's Charter of Values Is Sick

The Jewish General, founded in 1934, is one of Quebec's most prominent institutions. It is located in one of Montreal's most diverse multicultural areas. Approximately one third of its doctors, nurses and other employees wear religious headwear. Mindful of the Charter's impact on the Jewish General, Marois inserted "The Jewish General" clause in the Charter which permitted hospitals such as the Jewish General to temporarily exempt itself from this Charter. But to the Jewish General's credit, it refused to compromise its principles, to "play ball" with Marois.