Posts Tagged ‘quebec’

‘Quebec and Alberta need counselling’ | 22 Minutes..

November 21, 2019

Why Trudeau’s political survival hinges on Quebec..

October 8, 2019

Justin Trudeau’s perilous path to reelection this fall runs through Canada’s version of a swing state on steroids: Quebec. And with just two weeks left to go before Canadians head to the polls, the province is living up to its reputation for wild, unpredictable races.

https://www.politico.com/news/2019/10/07/canada-justin-trudeau-political-survival-quebec-028907

Anti-immigration billboards promoting Bernier’s party will be taken down, advertising company says..

August 25, 2019

Controversial billboard advertisements promoting the People’s Party of Canada and its anti-immigration policies will be removed following “overwhelming” criticism, says the ad company that owns the billboards.

https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2019/08/25/anti-immigration-billboards-promoting-berniers-party-will-be-taken-down-advertising-company-says.html

In Montreal, 70,000 Households Move On the Same Day..

June 29, 2019

Moving Day is a 269-year tradition in Quebec with no end in sight. It’s a most hectic experience in the province’s biggest city.

https://www.citylab.com/life/2019/06/montreal-moving-day-history-housing-apartments-rent-holiday/591865/

New generation of Quebecers resists Legault’s discriminatory law..

June 26, 2019

Although the CAQ’s discriminatory measures are now officially the law, the battle is not over.

There are court challenges. The use of the notwithstanding clause might not be legally and constitutionally watertight.

And many political and educational entities charged with enforcing the new law might offer significant resistance.

http://rabble.ca/news/2019/06/new-generation-quebecers-resists-legaults-discriminatory-law

‘Fascist and tyrannical’ or cultural preservation? Quebec passes controversial religious ban..

June 17, 2019
Lawmakers in the Canadian province of Quebec have adopted a law banning public service employees from wearing religious symbols. Critics and advocates both see it as an attempt of the Francophone region to preserve its identity.

Bill 21 (Loi 21) was passed by a vote of 73-35 in the National Assembly on Sunday. It bars civil servants “in positions of authority” – such as teachers, police, and government lawyers – from wearing religious symbols. This includes Christian crucifixes, Muslim headscarves, Sikh turbans and Jewish yarmulkes, for instance.

https://www.rt.com/news/462098-quebec-canada-religious-bill/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

Aerial footage shows the extensive damage in #Quebec due to intense flooding, #Montreal is in a state of emergency..

April 28, 2019

Québec protesters decry ‘discriminatory’ bill banning religious symbols on state workers (VIDEOS)..

April 7, 2019
Thousands of religious freedom activists have flooded the streets of Montréal to rally against the provincial government’s Bill 21, which aims to bar public service employees from wearing symbols of faith while on the job.

Marching through the downtown area of Québec’s capital, protesters carried banners in favor of religious freedoms and against the proposed legislature, which seeks to secularize provincial Canadian society. “The CAQ’s secularism bill is discriminatory and undermines the fundamental rights of religious minorities in Québec, particularly Muslim women wearing the hijab,” said Adil Charkaoui, coordinator of the Collectif Canadien Anti-Islamophobie, on the group’s Facebook event page.

https://www.rt.com/news/455820-quebec-religious-freedom-rally/?utm_source=browser&utm_medium=aplication_chrome&utm_campaign=chrome

Montreal teachers vow to ignore ‘stupid, wrongheaded’ religious symbols ban..

April 6, 2019

Montreal’s Westmount high school last made headlines as the alma mater of the US senator and presidential candidate Kamala Harris.

It now has another distinction: the first Quebec school to publicly commit to ignoring the province’s proposed secularism law, which would ban primary and secondary school teachers, among certain other provincial government employees, from wearing religious symbols.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/05/montreal-teachers-quebec-religious-symbols-ban

Quebec introduces a chauvinist bill with Muslim women as its principal target..

April 4, 2019

In the name of defending Quebec’s “way of life” and “national identity,” the province’s right-wing-populist Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government has introduced a bill “Respecting the Laicity (secularism) of the State” that targets religious minorities—first and foremost Muslim women— and marks a further step in the Canadian ruling elite’s embrace of anti-immigrant chauvinism .

https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2019/04/04/caqs-a04.html