Quebec’s largest college board to respect province’s secularism invoice


QUEBEC—Job postings at Quebec’s largest college board have begun together with the requirement that new academics not put on spiritual symbols or face coverings on the job, in accordance with the province’s new secularism regulation.

The Fee scolaire de Montreal mentioned Thursday it is going to current a report subsequent week to its council of commissioners to debate the implementation of Invoice 21.

The obvious reversal comes after the board mentioned in June it wanted to delay making use of the laws for one yr with the intention to seek the advice of with colleges, dad and mom and different stakeholders.

The board’s place was welcomed by Quebec Schooling Minister Jean-Francois Roberge, who mentioned he was happy however not stunned by the choice.

Roberge and Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette mentioned in June that no exceptions could be granted, and that the regulation would apply in Montreal like in every single place else.

Spiritual and civil liberties teams are difficult the laws, which prohibits some public sector employees, together with academics and law enforcement officials, from sporting spiritual symbols at work.

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