CCLA's Opposition to the Quebec Charter of Values: Read our Brief

CCLA has submitted a brief to the Quebec National Assembly’s Committee on Institutions’ as part of its general consultation and public hearings on Bill 60.  Bill 60, or the Charter affirming the values of State secularism and religious neutrality and of equality between women and men, and providing a framework for accommodation requests, is a […]

CCLA McGill Law Chapter Presents Discussion on Charter of Quebec Values

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 […]

CCLA Writes an Open Letter to Quebec Premier Pauline Marois

Read CCLA’s letter to Premier Pauline Marois on the proposed Quebec Charter of Values here.  Read the French version here.

Proposed Quebec Charter of Values Would Violate Fundamental Rights

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 […]

Quebec religious symbols ban: CCLA responds

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 […]