Ottawa, Canadian protestors gathered in Montreal’s downtown today to march against Quebec’s secularism law, known as Bill 21, which bans government employees from wearing religious symbols while on the job.
Protesters said they are not giving up the fight to overturn the racist Bill which will cause an increase in islamophobic incidents, and would prevent hijabi teachers from getting a teaching job in any Quebec public school.
President of the Canadian Muslim Forum, Samer Majzoub, said that during the election campaign, most of the federal party leaders agreed to not intervene in any court challenges against the secularism law, at the demand of Quebec Premier Francois Legault. “Only Trudeau didn’t close the door to eventual legal action, but is taking a waitandsee approach for the moment,” he added.
The English Montreal School Board filed a challenge to the law last week, arguing it contravenes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The National Council of Canadian Muslims and the Canadian Civil Liberties Union have also filed a challenge of the law.
Source: Jordan News Agency