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[…]
Muslim and civil rights groups on Tuesday challenged a Quebec ban on officials or anyone receiving public services from covering their faces, arguing it infringes on women’s and Muslim religious rights. The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims asked the Quebec Superior Court to[…]
Rights groups have slammed proposed legislation in Quebec that would prohibit individuals from wearing face coverings while receiving public services as “Islamophobic and anti-Muslim”. The bill, which is expected to be voted on as early as Tuesday, would require all government employees and any individual receiving a public service to[…]
Thousands of people have gathered in Montreal to mourn and honour the memory of three of the six Muslim men who were killed as they prayed at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday evening. The families of Khaled Belkacemi, Abdelkrim Hassane and Aboubaker Thabti were joined by members of[…]
A Canadian political science student known to have nationalist sympathies was charged on Monday with six counts of murder over a shooting spree at a Quebec mosque – one of the worst attacks ever to target Muslims in a Western country. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned as a “terrorist attack”[…]
Environmental groups across the globe have breathed a collective sigh of relief as their battle against fracking took a positive turn over the past two weeks. On December 17th, the governor of the US state of New York announced a ban on the controversial extraction method; a decision based on[…]
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