Lately, talk in Quebec political circles has focused on the CAQ Government’s proposed law 21. Currently a bill before the National Assembly, it is better known as the Religious Symbol Ban.
In a nutshell, it bars people considered to be public servants, such as teachers, bus drivers, nurses and police officers, from wearing religious symbols while on the job. This includes hijabs, kippahs, turbans and, what some may erroneously think is the only item banned, the Niqab.
For a comprehensive breakdown of what Bill 21 entails, please read Samantha Gold’s report.
Despite mounting vocal opposition, Premier François Legault points to polls to argue that the public is with him. So, we’ve decided to make our own poll, or rather a survey.
Why a survey? Because just one question doesn’t really show how much people understand, are personally affected by or care about the issue.
We will announce the results on our podcast this coming Saturday, so you have about a week and it only takes a minute or two.
Here it is:
Featured Image: Quebecois, a painting by Samantha Gold