National Council of Canadian Muslims gets support from CAIR, asks Trudeau for help to fight Quebec secularist bill

12/19/2021

Quebec's Bill 21, passed in 2019, outlaws the wearing of religious symbols - the hijab, kippah, turban and cross - by most public servants while on the job. The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) along with the Canadian Civil Liberties Association is fighting to have the bill nullified by the courts because it violates fundamental human rights. The NCCM also said the bill unfairly targets Muslim women. NCCM said Monday that it is gathering signatures on a petition to have Prime Minister Justin Trudeau intervene after a Muslim teacher in Quebec province was removed for wearing a hijab in the classroom.

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