DDO, Pointe-Claire pass anti-Charter resolutions
The cities of Dollard-des-Ormeaux and Pointe-Claire have become the latest municipalities on the island who've passed resolutions against the PQ's proposed Charter of Quebec Values, suggesting they would make use of any and all opt-out clauses in it.
Both cities unanimously adopted their resolutions earlier this month. The wording of the Dollard resolution played up its diversity, and suggested it doesn't object to its civil servants wearing the kinds of religious symbols the charter would ban. It also suggests those provisions would violate the basic human rights of its employees.
The resolution passed in Pointe-Claire suggested Quebec could still promote the values of secularism, without banning religious symbols, and also pointed out that banning religious symbols would result in a civil service that's less diverse.
The day after the PQ unveiled the charter last month, the Association of Suburban Municipalities, which represents all 15 demerged cities and towns on the island of Montreal, unanimously passed a similar anti-charter resolution, with virtually no debate.
Montreal's city council and all four of its main mayoralty candidates have also taken positions against the charter.