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  • Quebec party that wanted to ban kippahs loses in elections

    April 8, 2014 | 8:55 am

    The separatist Parti Quebecois government, which campaigned on a divisive charter that roiled the Quebec Jewish community, was beaten soundly in provincial elections.

    In Monday’s vote, the Liberal Party won 70 seats in the legislature and will form the next government. The Parti...

  • Quebec introduces plan to ban government employees’ religious symbols

    September 12, 2013 | 11:56 am

    Quebec’s government introduced its much-discussed Charter of Quebec Values, which would ban “overt and conspicuous” religious symbols worn by government employees.

    The plan proposed by the secessionist, secular-minded Parti Quebecois would prohibit public and para-public...

  • Quebec seeks to ban public workers from wearing religious symbols

    September 10, 2013 | 4:53 pm

    The Canadian province of Quebec will not allow public servants to wear Muslim headscarves, Jewish skullcaps or other obvious religious symbols under a new charter unveiled on Tuesday that is designed to cement a secular society.

    The pro-independence government of the...

  • Quebec official: Rosh Hashanah election date not discriminatory

    June 11, 2013 | 9:39 am

    A Canadian government minister who said the Jewish community receives “privileged treatment” denied that a 2016 election scheduled for Rosh Hashanah discriminates against Jews.

    “Give me a break,” said Bernard Drainville, the Parti Québécois minister of democratic institutions and...

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