05 June 2013

Gerald Bouchard: The turban ban will not stand

Young Sikh soccer player hopes to be allowed back on a real field, with his turban - The Globe and Mail

Gerard Bouchard, who co-presided a provincial commission on minority accommodation, said Quebecers are more suspicious of religion than people elsewhere in the country ...

“The abuses committed by the Catholic clergy, especially toward women, and the forms of oppression practiced here, left very bad memories. They left a negative legacy that, for example, has been one of the driving forces behind feminism here...
Bouchard said court decisions have established limits on practising religion in public – and the turban ban doesn’t meet any of them, he said. He said there’s no demonstrable threat to safety, or to the outcome of a game, or to anyone else.

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