WHERE: Moot Court, New Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Rue Peel
WHEN: Monday, December 2nd, 2013, 5:30 PM
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association chapter at McGill Law is co-sponsoring a December 2nd round table discussion on the Charter of Quebec Values (also known as Bill 60). The event, organized by Center for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR), will focus [...]
This October, CCLA invited Prof. Andrew Coyle to Toronto to testify as an expert witness at the Ashley Smith Inquest. Prof. Coyle is Professor Emeritus of Prison Studies in the School of Law, King’s College, University of London. Between 1997 and 2005 he was Director of the International Centre for Prison Studies in the same [...]
Read CCLA’s letter to Premier Pauline Marois on the proposed Quebec Charter of Values here. Read the French version here.
The CCLA is deeply disturbed by the proposed Quebec Charter of Values introduced yesterday by the Quebec government. The proposal includes a prohibition on public servants wearing overt or conspicuous religious symbols, including teachers, staff in hospitals and daycare workers. It would also require that individuals have their faces uncovered when seeking or providing a [...]
The Quebec government announced yesterday that, under its proposed Charter of Values, “overt and conspicuous” religious symbols and religious garments would be banned from public service offices.
This would mean no burkas, turbans, hijabs, and other such religious wear permitted amongst those providing or receiving service in schools, courts, daycares, and other government-run workplaces.
Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, director of [...]