Victoria Pledges $9,500 To Legal Challenge Against Quebec's Religious Symbols Bill

According to the Times Colonist, the City of Victoria will join other Canadian municipalities in pledging financial support for a legal challenge of a Quebec bill that bans public-sector employees from wearing religious symbols at work.

Councillors voted Thursday to provide $9,500 to a legal appeal led by the National Council of Canadian Muslims and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association to strike down Bill 21, which bars public-sector workers deemed to hold positions of leadership, such as teachers and police officers, from wearing crosses, hijabs, turbans and other visible religious symbols.

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