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Quebec Status of Women Minister Doesn’t Think Women Should Wear Hijab

by in World on 7th February, 2019

Last year worrying reports were leaked to the media which outlined plans on Quebec restricting religious based clothing for public employees. The plans even came with pictograms of the dos and don’ts for Sikhs, Jews, and Muslims along with Christians wearing cross pendants. This year the plans have made  headway and the government is preparing to introduce the legislation, as the move comes to fruition Isabelle Charest the Women’s Minister in Quebec said the headscarf “is not something that women should be wearing.” She believes women should not wear the garment and objects to it because it represents a command for women to cover themselves.

Charest was elected in October 2018, she is also the Junior Education Minister and a former Olympic Short-track speed skater.

Current opposition leader Pierre Archand has called for more tolerance and is in favour of freedom of choice. Others have commented that comments like this only lead to division and target visibly Muslim women.

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