Taking away Freedom to affirm Equality

by PedgeRuest on September 11, 2013 - 11:45am

Prime minister of Quebec, Pauline Marois not only is ignorant of the meaning of people’s freedom, but she now wants to decide the dress code.

The new “Charter of Quebec Values” would like to ban any religious headwear on public employees. Which is aiming to get “a stronger and united province” as she compares to Bill 101, which protects the French language. However, some claim that this is just to move the population’s attention away from the economy and jobs.

 The Parti Quebecois say that by banning religious headwear from public work areas will affirm the equality of all men and women, and reflect Quebec and universal values. As quoted by Pauline Marois herself, “We’re moving forward in the name of all the women, all the men, who chose Quebec for our culture, for our freedom, and for our diversity.” However, I strongly disagree. This may affirm the equality of both men and women, but what ever happened to freedom? The freedom that everyone in Canada is allowed to display by wearing religious headwear or even just the practice of their religion at any time or place. In addition, if this is to move forward for the “diversity” of Quebec, then why take away rights of the people who make this province diversified? Just because a citizen lives in Quebec, does not mean that they chose to live and follow the culture and reflect the same values.  

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/08/25/pauline_marois_proposed_pq_legislation_is_for_our_culture_for_our_freedom.html

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I can agree on every line you wrote. I find it ironic how Pauline tries to make Quebec a neutral province, but is banning religious aspects of life. From the beginning, I didn’t like very much Pauline Marois. Not because she is a woman, but because she acts like she knows us. Pauline comes from a rich family, and lived in a castle, if I can say so. Now that she has power (and I can say that it will not last very long), she didn’t do very much for Quebec’s economy. We all know Quebec is in the hole right now. But instead of trying to remediate this situation, she does useless things, such as the Charter of Quebec Values, and trying to ban francophone going to English highs cools. Is this the kind of person you want to represent Quebec? And non open-minded person? In this link, you can read why she doesn’t want French people to go to English schools. But if you as me, it will never happen, because this will only harm our society
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/2012/10/31/montreal-inaugur...

Is it quite interesting how this "Charter of Values" is completely missing the meaning of the word "right". The release of the new Quebec Charter of Values is a hot topic because it is causing a commotion here in the province. Also, the fact that it is being mocked across the country certainly helps the popularity of the stupidity surrounding it. Personally, I think that is ridiculous to tell someone how big their crucifix on their necklace should be or how small the Star of David ought be in order to wear it in public. This absolutely takes away the freedom of people expressed and practicing their religion and/ or culture. It is a violation of freedom of speech and freedom to practice religion. It is a very interesting point raised in this post about the diversity of the Quebec. I couldn't agree more that the release of the new Charter of Values completely diminishes the diversity of Quebec. This province is well known for its diverse population but with this new charter, can the diversity take a step forward or are we just moving backwards?

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/10/quebec-releases-controversial-va...

Is it quite interesting how this "Charter of Values" is completely missing the meaning of the word "right". The release of the new Quebec Charter of Values is a hot topic because it is causing a commotion here in the province. Also, the fact that it is being mocked across the country certainly helps the popularity of the stupidity surrounding it. Personally, I think that is ridiculous to tell someone how big their crucifix on their necklace should be or how small the Star of David ought be in order to wear it in public. This absolutely takes away the freedom of people expressed and practicing their religion and/ or culture. It is a violation of freedom of speech and freedom to practice religion. It is a very interesting point raised in this post about the diversity of the Quebec. I couldn't agree more that the release of the new Charter of Values completely diminishes the diversity of Quebec. This province is well known for its diverse population but with this new charter, can the diversity take a step forward or are we just moving backwards?

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/10/quebec-releases-controversial-va...

Is it quite interesting how this "Charter of Values" is completely missing the meaning of the word "right". The release of the new Quebec Charter of Values is a hot topic because it is causing a commotion here in the province. Also, the fact that it is being mocked across the country certainly helps the popularity of the stupidity surrounding it. Personally, I think that is ridiculous to tell someone how big their crucifix on their necklace should be or how small the Star of David ought be in order to wear it in public. This absolutely takes away the freedom of people expressed and practicing their religion and/ or culture. It is a violation of freedom of speech and freedom to practice religion. It is a very interesting point raised in this post about the diversity of the Quebec. I couldn't agree more that the release of the new Charter of Values completely diminishes the diversity of Quebec. This province is well known for its diverse population but with this new charter, can the diversity take a step forward or are we just moving backwards?

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/10/quebec-releases-controversial-va...

Is it quite interesting how this "Charter of Values" is completely missing the meaning of the word "right". The release of the new Quebec Charter of Values is a hot topic because it is causing a commotion here in the province. Also, the fact that it is being mocked across the country certainly helps the popularity of the stupidity surrounding it. Personally, I think that is ridiculous to tell someone how big their crucifix on their necklace should be or how small the Star of David ought be in order to wear it in public. This absolutely takes away the freedom of people expressed and practicing their religion and/ or culture. It is a violation of freedom of speech and freedom to practice religion. It is a very interesting point raised in this post about the diversity of the Quebec. I couldn't agree more that the release of the new Charter of Values completely diminishes the diversity of Quebec. This province is well known for its diverse population but with this new charter, can the diversity take a step forward or are we just moving backwards?

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/10/quebec-releases-controversial-va...

Is it quite interesting how this "Charter of Values" is completely missing the meaning of the word "right". The release of the new Quebec Charter of Values is a hot topic because it is causing a commotion here in the province. Also, the fact that it is being mocked across the country certainly helps the popularity of the stupidity surrounding it. Personally, I think that is ridiculous to tell someone how big their crucifix on their necklace should be or how small the Star of David ought be in order to wear it in public. This absolutely takes away the freedom of people expressed and practicing their religion and/ or culture. It is a violation of freedom of speech and freedom to practice religion. It is a very interesting point raised in this post about the diversity of the Quebec. I couldn't agree more that the release of the new Charter of Values completely diminishes the diversity of Quebec. This province is well known for its diverse population but with this new charter, can the diversity take a step forward or are we just moving backwards?

http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/09/10/quebec-releases-controversial-va...

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