CCLA is currently challenging the discriminatory religious symbols ban, Bill 21 in Quebec alongside the National Council of Canadian Muslims. We will keep this page up to date with events in the fight to stop this unjust law as it unfolds.
- June 19 2019 – Our request for a suspension is scheduled for July 9 2019
- June 18 2019 – The Director of our Equality Program Noa Mendelsohn Aviv and Executive Director of NCCM Mustafa Farooq author an Op-Ed in the Montreal Gazette about Bill 21 and our intent to fight it.
- June 17 2019 – CCLA and NCCM host a press conference announcing our challenge to Bill 21.
- June 17 2019 – Canadian Civil Liberties Association, National Council of Canadian Muslims, Ichrak Nourel Hak file a joint application challenging the constitutionality of the law, and seeking a court order to stay the operation of the religious symbols ban (in other words – an order for the ban’s immediate suspension until the constitutional challenge is decided). Ichrak is a young woman who is studying to become a French language teacher.
- June 16 2019 – Bill 21 An Act respecting the laicity of the State is passed into law