"It is the type of service that you are given that is important, not what the civil servant that is giving you the service wears."
Côte Saint-Luc mayor Anthony Housefather was one of over a dozen speakers at an interfaith gathering organized at Shaar Zedek synagogue against a Values charter.
The event was organized by members of the Facebook group Canadians for Coexistance and brought together hundreds of members of all six major faiths.
Group chief administrator Norman Simon says attendees want to find a way to fight a potential charter of values... together.
"What we're trying to do is solve a problem. We're trying to get all the people in Quebec to come together and find solutions to the problems that Pauline Marois and her government have created," he told CJAD.
Uniting rather than dividing
Gurinder Singh is one of many Sikhs who attended the gathering. While observing the amount of religious communities present in the synagogue, he couldn't help but find that the charter did more than divide.
"I think the intent is very divise, but I think the outcome is going to be very opposite" he said. "This Charter is also creating opportunities for us to understand other communities."
Sijad Delic, resident Imam of the South Nepean Muslim community, said the former Bill 60, which died on the table once elections were called last week, was a call to arms for everyone.
"We have to trust one another. We all came here with one purpose : to tell one another that we would work with one another to make this a better place."