Religion, secularism clashing in Quebec

Province mulls ban on ‘ostentatious’ religious symbols for public sector workers
By Sarah Dobson
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/22/2013

The images are striking — five illustrations showing “ostentatious” religious symbols that public sector workers in Quebec would not be allowed to wear at work — a large cross pendant, burka, turban, hijab and kippah.

The bans are part of Quebec’s proposed charter of values that includes uncovered faces in customer service and a “duty of neutrality and reserve for all state personnel.”