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Carissima Mathen

Law Professor

Carissima Mathen is Associate Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa. Her expertise is in constitutional and criminal law. A graduate of McGill, Osgoode Hall, and Columbia, Carissima was a constitutional litigator before taking up teaching. She often live tweets from the Supreme Court of Canada. Her website is

What You Should Know About Quebec's Proposed Law on Secularism

Lots of ink has been spilled this week about the proposed Quebec secular values law that would prevent a large category of government workers from wearing "conspicuous" religious symbols. Like many others, I think the proposed law is deeply problematic. In reading and thinking about this issue, I've noticed some recurring questions. Below, I've gathered a few of them with my thoughts.
09/16/2013 06:21 EDT