Parliamentary committee hearings into the proposed values charter begin Tuesday in Quebec City and among those appearing will be Montreal's mayor.
Denis Coderre says he plans to tell the government to mind its own business.
He wants Quebec to stay away from the city's dealings with religious minorities on its payroll.
In Coderre's words, "it's not up to the Quebec government to decide how we're going to hire civil servants in our city."
He adds, "I'm going to send the message that Montreal defines itself by its diversity.
Bill 60 would ban civil servants from wearing religious clothing on the job.
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