On Monday, Kirkland's town council has become the latest in the Montreal area to pass a resolution against the PQ's controversial secularism charter.
It officially joins a long list of Montreal-area municipalities — including the city of Montreal itself — to endorse a motion condemning the document.
New mayor Michel Gibson says the charter violates the Canadian and Quebec charters of rights, and he adds the town will not discipline employees whose religious symbolism may violate the charter, should it become law.
Kirkland joins several other West Island municipalities, including Pointe-Claire and Dollard-des-Ormeaux, in passing anti-charter resolutions. Two separate city of Montreal council votes — one before the last election and one after — condemned the charter, as did the Association of Suburban Municipalities, which represents the 15 demerged cities and towns on the island.