In a tweet Tuesday, the immigration critic wrote: “We are not in Saudi Arabia. We are in Quebec. Burqas and niqabs are accessories that oppress women.”
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Roy has not been shy in the past about sharing her thoughts on gender equality.
“Women are beaten and killed around the world for not wanting to wear those symbols of oppression and submission and that’s extremely important,” said Roy in August.
When asked, party representatives agreed, telling Global News that: “the CAQ considers the burqa and the niqab are accessories associated to radical Islam.”
A large majority of Quebecers agree with us and are against radical Islam and its accessories,” said Guillaume Simard-Leduc, a spokesperson for the party.
“We won’t back off on this issue because some people with an elitist point of view would like people with concerns on these matters to stop expressing themselves.”
CAQ leader François Legault said he wants to prohibit people in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols.
That would include teachers, judges, police officers and prison guards.
“These people are in authority and I think they should be in a neutrality position. They should not wear religious signs,” he said in August.
The debate has opened up the larger conversation about immigration within the CAQ caucus.
Legault stressed that he wants new immigrants to take mandatory French classes, be tested on Quebec’s cultural values and follow a three-year probationary period.