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MULCAIR: Federal leaders need the moral courage to oppose Bill 21

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17.09.2019

Quebec Premier Francois Legault has told federal party leaders to butt out of his province’s discriminatory Bill 21 that targets religious minorities. Tragically, for human rights in this country, they’re all complying with that order.

It was sad to watch Andrew Scheer, Jagmeet Singh and Elizabeth May figure skate around the issue during last week’s leaders’ debate. They all delivered variants of the same answer: if they were PM their government would not institute or even intervene in a court case to defend freedom of religion in Canada.

Scheer won’t even say he opposes a law that takes away religious rights. Hoping to attract Bloc voters, his war room gleefully pushes out quotes of him defending Quebec’s right to enact it. May’s answer was the strangest: instead of fighting Bill 21, she says she’ll find jobs outside Quebec for those discriminated against. Singh knows Bill 21 would make it illegal for a Sikh wearing a turban to become a........

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