Discussions on secularism charter have plunged into the dangerous territory of the walking dead.
A citizen presenting at the National Assembly hearings on bill 60 says zombie walks should be illegal in Quebec.
"What scared me the most in my life was a zombie protest," said Line Chaloux, who had spent most of her presentation arguing in favour of the PQ's ban on religious symbols in the public service and the need for a neutral state.
Organized gatherings of people dressed as zombies, often for fun, have become a marginal trend in several cities across the world. Chaloux says she once found herself in the middle of a zombie march in Paris.
"We were terribly afraid to see those people circulating freely in the city. I saw toddlers screaming. They were so scared," she points out that the events, which she refers to as protests, have started to take place in Montreal too.
"These groups, to show their adherence to certain ideologies, go out in the population. And, we are confronted with something we didn't choose. We didn't choose to find ourselves in front of a troop of zombies."
She says zombie marches should be banned, since a person should not be allowed to protest with their faces covered.
Chaloux was speaking in her own name, but is the director general of Le Coffret, a group that helps integrate immigrants in Saint-Jerome.
Chaloux also argued that Mormons should be kicked out of Quebec for proselytizing.
"How is it that they can come here to try to convert people? If they are here to proselytize, we should expulse them."
She says immigrants should come here with a desire to integrate and accept what is already here.
6,700 Christian names and symbols
The National Assembly also heard from Bill Clennett, who, despite being an atheist, was wearing a kipa "in solidarity with the people who are being victimized by this."
He brought tally of Quebec's cities, schools, bank trusts, and other items - including beer - that carry Christian names and symbolism.
He's counted 6,700 of them and argues that if a civil servant's clothes can send a religious message, then these symbols do as well.