MONTREAL – Public hearings on legislation aimed at cracking down on state employees who wear religious symbols started at the National Assembly in Quebec City on Tuesday.
Bill 60 would force public-sector employees to take off their headscarves, kippas, turbans and larger-than-average crucifixes if they want to keep their jobs.
Individuals and groups have presented briefs and will be given an opportunity to express their positions on the subject.
Here’s a look at who is expected to present during the first week:
Tuesday, January 14
Wednesday, January 15
9:30 Martin Laperrière
10:30 Fernand Morin
11:30 Michelle Blanc
2:00 Michel Seymour
3:00 Coalition laïcité Québec
4:00 Andréa Richard
5:00 Ligue d’Action nationale
Thursday, January 16
9:30 Yves Gauthier
10:30 Association des Townshippers
11:30 Michel Gauthier
2:00 Pour les droits des femmes du Québec
3:00 Alain Rioux
4:00 Association féminine d’éducation et d’action sociale
5:00 Claude Pineault