Quebec's Bar Association is in line to present a brief next month at the hearings into the Parti Quebecois’ secularism charter, and in its leaked brief, it tears Bill 60 to shreds.
The 35 page brief says forbidding anybody from wearing religious symbols goes against the Quebec and Canadian charters of rights.
Because of that, it says the Charter of Values wouldn't stand a chance in a human rights legal battle.
“The Bar is basing its analysis on Quebec’s current charter of rights, but we are changing its wording so that will influence judgement’s in the future,” Minister Bernard Drainville said.
In the brief, the Bar even goes as far as criticising the secularism charter's name saying the use of the word values is inappropriate.
Drainville says he disagrees with all the Bar's statements because it favors the status quo.
“The status quo is not acceptable in our view, we do not have the same reading as the Bar for Quebec’s reality, there is a strong consensus that religious accommodations should be set within a clear framework of rules,” he said.