Bouchard agrees with Parizeau
Another former premier is weighing in on the Marois government's proposed Charter of Quebec Values.
Lucien Bouchard says he basically agrees with Jacques Parizeau, that the charter's ban on the wearing of religious symbols by civil servants should be reigned in, applied only to those government employees in positions of authority such as police officers, prison guards and judges.
Parizeau outlined his thinking on the issue in an opinion piece in the Journal de Montreal yesterday.
Bouchard believes that Premier Marois has a rare political window now to turn a failure into a triumph by compromising on the ban. He believes that move would win near unanimous support for the charter in the National Assembly.