Canada: Mixed signals on Quebec’s anti religious minorities plan

Conservatives send mixed signals on Quebec’s anti religious minorities plan 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

 By Fannie Olivier and Lia Levesque, The Canadian Press

MONTREAL – The federal government might be talking about consulting lawyers and threatening a lawsuit over the Parti Quebecois’ controversial charter of values.

But what about the senior cabinet minister from Quebec?   He says he’s not too bothered by it.

Denis Lebel, who is the Conservatives’ Quebec lieutenant, was asked in an interview Tuesday what it was that upset his government about the religion plan.  [Read more]

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  • Cathy  On September 25, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I hope the law passes because Muslims have really been pushing the envelope. Unfortunately, Seiks, Jews and Christians will also have to pay the price because the government cannot just shut down the Muslims….that would be considered discrimination. These other 3 religions over the many years that they’ve lived in Canada have never behaved so arrogant and demanding. They practice their religious beliefs within their own communities and interface quite well with the Canadian public at large. We all have to remember that this is CANADA. Canada should not have to change our society to suit new comers or fundamentalist religions…..they’re the ones that need to make the changes in order to adapt to our way of life. It’s time to stop the CRAP!!!! Other provinces should follow suit.

  • walter nehaul  On September 26, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    You have bigger balls than any Canadian politician,most people share your views,they would never say a word.I have an opinion, but small balls.I will make a predicion nevertheless.North American marketing,Coke,Pepsi,MTV will even this out.the same things that they hate,will in the future,make these women,their daughters,aunts,etc,wear tight sweaters,short skits,no headgear,no underwear etc.The men except on fridays already,wear Nike,Addias,NY yankee caps,so we can relax and let makketing drive the bus.

  • Thinker  On September 27, 2013 at 2:45 am

    All immigrants to North America and to Canada in particular have to come to terms with the fact that they are coming to a fundamentally Western society which has been influenced both by Christianity and the struggle against it for secular values. While the Quebec “values” are somewhat suspect, the separation of Church and State must be insisted on. France tolerates no religious symbolism in public schools and government offices because they are proud of the fight led by its Thinkers and Philosophers against the foolishness of many religious doctrines. It is their choice. Quebec is somewhat inspired by the French precedent but they want to have their cake and eat it to the extent that they will not get rid of the cross in their “National Assembly”. They simply want to show that they are different – not really Canadian. That is why many are viewing the Quebec “values” with a justified caution.

    Hinduism, Sikhism, Judaism are not seeking converts, not being proselytising religions. The fact that Islam is different and is essentially fundamentalist (in that every Muslim has to believe the unscientific nonsense of Adam and Eve, silly notions in the Koran and the Hadiths) and that it attempts to impose these notions in a theocratic state eventually gives one pause. It is asking modern Western society to return to the 7th century (through immigration) and to recognise its practises. So you will find a willingness in Canada to “accommodate” while the Muslim world is busily persecuting Christians in Pakistan, Syria, Egypt, and allows no churches/missionary work in Saudi Arabia or the Maldives. Islam is a supremacist religion and many are nervous. The reaction in Quebec is a manifestation of it.

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