Council To Consider $100K Support For Legal Challenge To Quebec's Bill 21

According to the CBC, Ottawa council will consider giving $100,000 to support the legal challenge to Quebec's Bill 21 next month, after a string of Canadian cities have pledged to help fight the legislation.

A motion — put forward by Coun. Diane Deans and seconded by Coun. Rawlson King — asks the city to approve spending the money to support the joint legal challenge to the bill being brought by the National Council of Canadian Muslims, the World Sikh Organization and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.

The law, adopted by the province in June 2019, prohibits the wearing of religious symbols such as hijabs, kippas and turbans by teachers and other government employees deemed to be in positions of authority. 

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