A Quebec Superior Court judge’s decision Tuesday to uphold that province’s ban on religious symbols in the public service has a member of Kelowna’s Sikh community concerned it could help erode hard won minority rights in other parts of the country.
Enacted in 2019, Bill 21 enforces Quebec secularism prohibiting public servants from wearing religious symbols at work such as the hijab, turban or skullcap.
On Tuesday, Justice Marc-André Blanchard ruled that Bill 21 violates the basic rights of religious minorities
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