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CCLA filed legal submissions against Bill 21 in the Quebec Court of Appeal. In this appeal, CCLA and our litigation partners the NCCM and Ms. Hak filed our legal reasons explaining how the law banning religious symbols in many public sector jobs is unconstitutional and should be struck down.

The Laicité law (Bill 21) has had the most harmful impact on those Muslim women who wear hijab and wish to be teachers in Quebec’s public schools. This is a disproportionate violation of the rights of women, most of whom come from minority religious, racialized, and immigrant communities.

You can read our full factum here.

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