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Petition:
Removal of public educational institutions from the application of Bill 21, An act respecting the laicity of the State

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  1. Step 1: fill out the form that appears below the text of the petition and send it (you must accept the signing conditions before sending the form).
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Petition text

WHEREAS the Government tabled Bill 21, An act respecting the laicity of the State, on March 28, 2019;

WHEREAS Bill 21 prohibits teachers of educational institutions under the jurisdiction of a school board established under the Education Act of wearing religious symbols in the exercise of their functions (Schedule II (10));

WHEREAS freedom of religion, which includes the right to wear religious symbols, is guaranteed by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms;

WHEREAS Bill 21 discriminates against current and future teachers based upon their religious belief;

WHEREAS the broad area of learning in the Québec Educational Program entitled Citizenship and Community Life has the educational aim to ensure that students “develop a spirit of openness and respect for diversity”;

WHEREAS the diversity of society should be reflected in our schools as they exist in our larger communities;

WHEREAS wearing a religious symbol has no bearing on the quality of teaching or on the ability of the teacher to teach in an objective and neutral manner;

We, the undersigned, call upon the Government of Québec to remove public educational institutions from the application of Bill 21.


Signing deadline : June 7, 2019

Number of signatures : 1344

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