The provincial nurses' union has announced its support for Quebec's secularism charter.
The Fédération interprofessionaelle de la santé du Québec undertook a poll of a sample of its members and found that over 60 percent of them backed the legislation that would ban religious symbols in the workplace.
The poll was held in October and November by an independent firm and the union is confident that it is scientifically valid.
FIQ vice-president Michelle Boisclair says the union had no choice but to democratically represent their members.
She adds that they took the poll because of intense public and media interest in their position, given how closely they work with vulnerable patients.
However, she says the union will urge caution in the charter's implementation when the FIQ appears before government hearings next month.
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