The debate around the Kirpan has been present in Québec for a few years and is still to this day discussed by opposite worldviews. The issue around the Kirpan, a religious symbol worn by Sikhs, comes from the debate whether the symbolic weapon should be accepted in schools or any other public place where security is mandatory. In his article for The Globe and Mail, John Ibbitson discusses the issue.
The debate around the subject has brought up the question whether multiculturalism functions well in Canada. Even though the Kirpan is considered a religious symbol and not a weapon by the... [+] Read more