Quebec City, Canada, Apr 21, 2021 / 19:01 pm
A Canadian court upheld this week part of a Quebec law that bans government employees from wearing religious symbols at work.
With the only exception being existing employees, the law’s original language banned civil servants in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols at work.
The April 19 court ruling created exceptions for English-speaking public schools, citing minority language education rights protected by the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Members of Quebec’s provincial parliament are also exempted from the ban, under the principle that all persons are eligible for public office.