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Religious minorities say Quebec’s Christmas gathering plan shows a double standard

Faqiri said his objections to the move aren’t rooted solely in the pandemic. His organization is one of several that is currently challenging Quebec’s secularism law in court.

That law bans some public servants, including teachers, from wearing religious symbols while working, on the grounds that the state must be religiously neutral.He said it’s “a contradiction” to defend that bill while allowing Christmas gatherings.“All Quebecers, from all faith groups, from all respective traditions, we’re all proud participants in the society,” he said. “But in order for us to do that, we should all be treated the same and that’s where the fundamental issue lies.”Rabbi Lisa Grushcow, of Temple Emanu-El-Beth Sholom in Montreal, said Jewish people have.

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