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Does Quebec’s proposed charter of values worry or reassure you?


The proposed charter of Quebec values has two main objectives: to reinforce Quebec values and the religious neutrality of the state, and establish guidelines for reasonable accommodation so there are “clear rules for everyone.”

Does this reassure or worry you?

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10 comments on “Does Quebec’s proposed charter of values worry or reassure you?
  1. Swathi says:

    Nice article… I agree with your point..

  2. Brian Butler says:

    It is just some more Quebec Bull —- ! They won,t be happy till they get the whole country fighting and all it takes is one stupid thing to happen.I know if I was a Hindu,Jew or Moslem I would not take it.The rest of the country should welcome them including there money,jobs they create,and brains and let Quebec wallow in there own little bigoted pond.

  3. Susan Lauzon says:

    Religion and necessary outfits stay at home or in the church, temple or prayer rooms. While in the work field, everyone should be treated equally. There should be no special treatment for a few religious groups. A person’s face should be visible and weapons left at home. It is time to move on. Canada has two national languages. If you are new to this beautiful Country you must make every attempt to learn our customs, history and languages. You left your country for a reason. Do not bring old barbaric, small minded and inconsideration to our beautiful land. Wear your traditional clothing – just keep the facial shield and polygamy disgusting behaviour in your home country. Women, men and children are treated equally here. Time to move on people. I am a proud Franco Ontarian living the best Country in the WORLD. Pleas don’t ruin us with your inconsideration.

    • Asha says:

      Your response seem so derogatory that it is beyond my comprehension.Firstly, Quebec is not a country if you’re meant to hint on that. It is a Province and PART OF CANADA. I come from Fiji Island and my dear! we have co-existing language. English, Fijian & Hindi. For once I never felt a threat on my Indian culture! Even though moving here I still have my culture, language–tradition instilled in me. I hope you get that!

      *** Please note: This response has been edited with the text in all caps removed. Writing in capital letters is equivalent to shouting, which is not permitted***

  4. Rihanna says:

    I am totally for it, to be honest i am super happy and i hope to have it submitted shortly.
    I am an immigrant, it has been more than two years that i live here, as the matter of fact i am from an Islamic country, so i know this culture and i know what i am talking about, in Islamic culture they grow up a girl in the way to make her feel ashamed and guilty without hijab,
    You see some muslim girls that they say it is their choice to have hijab and there is no force, but in fact indirectly there is a force, since they are little baby, their family put it in their mind that god wont like you if you show your beauty, god wont like you if you do this, that, .etc. and a lot of nonsense like that,
    I dont know why people dont take time and try to think about their beliefs, how come you can follow a prophet (Mohammed) who got married with a 7 year old baby girl when he was more than 60, how come a man has the right to walk in the street with a t-shirt in summer while is hot and his wife has to cover herself, and then she says, “it is my choice”, which choice you are talking about exactly, if they go to an islamic country a man can easily have more than one wife and it is written in Quran,
    Why we should let people with this kind of thought to advertise these beliefs with their appearance, why we should let them to be the teacher of our kid,

    It is really funny that a lot of people has fear to even talk like that not to be called racist, because we are surrounded with some spoiled babies who can not tolerate to here the truth and if they hear or see something unpleasant to them they blow somewhere off, it is absolutely SAD.
    If you ask me, i’d rather to have it forbidden even for the students at schools and universities, when i see the little young girls with hijab in metro it just breaks my heart…there are too much stuff to say and it never finishes

    • Della says:

      I would like to know which islamic country you are from because you don’t seem to know what you are talking about at all.

      Firstly, how dare you talk about the prophet in such a way? Shame on you for saying that you come from an islamic country and for talking this way about our beloved prophet. You don’t seem to understand anything about islam. I suggest you go take some etiquette classes and learn how to talk and before you make another comment next time in a public forum learn to choose your words wisely because everything you said in your comment comes from your lack of information about islam. No one can force anyone to wear a hijab and those little girls you saw in the metro that wear them are wearing them because they are following their religion and that’s it that’s all. No one is telling them what to do.

      Finally, I am muslim and grew up in a muslim household where both my parents prayed yet no one forced me to wear a hijab or pray. You don’t wear it for anyone you do it for Allah and your prayer is the don’t pray 5 times a day for a husband a father, a mother and so on. You do it for Allah. Everything we have in this life comes from Allah and we will all die and be judged on our actions during our short period of life on this earth. You clearly have no idea what you are talking about and I hope God forgives you for your insolent and disgusting words towards our Prophet.

      If you really want to know why men are allowed to marry 4 wives in the Quoran it is because there are more women than men on this planet and if a man can help 4 women equally then he can and why not? It is not something everybody does because it isn’t easy to be 100% equally fair to all 4 wives and to provide for all 4 the same way however the ones that do it end up helping the situation of the ratio different between men and women. If you cannot realize this and understand and grasp the idea behind all this then you are too childish for these types of discussions and should refrain from posting in any sort of serious forum. Your comments were not based on proper information about Islam and I must correct you.

  5. Christian says:

    I certainly support Quebec’s proposed Charter of values. There used to be same requirement for civil servants in Turkey, back in 1982 if I remember well. Nothing dramatic really. This push for manifesting one’s Islamism is more related to Iran’s revolution and to the wealth of some Arab states promoting Islam, than to the requirements of the Koran. This is a new crusade, but this time in a quiet way. Slowly but surely Islam will be more and more present in our life, and just like Chamberlain before WW2 most of the people don’t realize it or just don’t care. We are in presence of a political ideology which has nothing to do with religion.

  6. I am a Christian and I have always found the cross to be a great comfort. If I am being treated in hospital by someone wearing a cross, it would give me great comfort knowing they are a believer as well. I personally see nothing wrong with an employee wearing such a symbol.

  7. Mitch Romanow says:

    Living in society

    Living in society necessitates compromises on our freedom, the limits of which are established democratically by the people. They reflect the ambience of a point in time and must be responsive to change.
    What has been accepted as normal and just in the past can be judged quite the opposite in the future. For example slavery, denial of voting rights for women and yes smoking in public places, all of which I’m sure sparked much heated debate and angry rants. Such is the price for social change.
    The suggestion that the wearing of ostentatious religious symbols be relegated to private life and not public office is no more unreasonable than asking the finance minister to leave his wizard’s hat at home when being interviewed on T.V.
    The salient difference which makes this debate so incendiary is not so much that it infringes on human rights but that it is of a religious nature.
    The special status that still today places religion above the law is fracturing. The true separation of church and state is still a work in progress. It is only when politicians conquer their sacred cow syndrome and work to move society towards modernity will we have a more just society.

  8. Huguette says:

    Je pense avoir trouvé la solution concernant le voile que les femmes islamiques ont l’obligation de porter selon le Coran.


    Avis aux inventeurs…entrepreneurs…

    GÉNIAL !

    Au 21e siècle, on peut encore trouver des solutions. NON! Finis les chicanes!