Quebec’s Bill 21
prohibits government employees in a position of authority, including teachers in public schools, from wearing religious symbols at work. The bill was passed into law June 16, 2019. Opponents have announced they will challenge
the law in court. The EFC considers Bill 21 to be a violation of religious freedom.
- Quebec legislation on religious symbols: Three points to consider (blog post, April 9, 2019)
- EFC’s official statement on Bill 21 (March 29, 2019)
- Bruce Clemenger, “Accommodating Religious Difference,” Faith Today, Nov/Dec 2018
- Bruce Clemenger, “Dealing with Religious Differences,” Faith Today, Nov/Dec 2015
- The EFC Submission to the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on Motion M-103, Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination (Nov. 6, 2017)