Values charter details Tuesday morning
The Quebec government will release details tomorrow morning of its controversial ``values charter'' that would restrict religious clothing.
The Parti Quebecois' proposals will be laid out at a 10:45 am news conference at the National Assembly.
The announcement comes after days of heated debate about the plan, details of which appear to have been leaked to various media.
But there could be significant changes. The PQ, which has only a minority government and cannot pass legislation alone, has said it will seek consensus with other parties before moving forward.
The latest media leaks suggest there could be an opt-out clause for some institutions — with one report describing it as a renewable, five-year exemption.
The charter idea stems from a PQ election promise to bar people from wearing religious clothing like hijabs and kippas while working in government institutions, though the specifics have always been vague.
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