Sign The Petition: We Stand Against Quebec's Bill 21

Sign The Petition: We Stand Against Quebec's Bill 21

 

I stand with Sikhs, Muslims, Jews and the Indigenous in Quebec, and across Canada, in the fight against Quebec's discriminatory and racist Bill 21

Add your voice to our coast to coast movement in protecting our human rights!

 

Background

The World Sikh Organization of Canada is deeply saddened by the passing of Bill 21- An Act respecting the laicity of the State by the Coalition Avenir Quebec government banning the wearing of religious symbols. 

The Bill was passed in a rare late-night vote on Sunday after the Government of Quebec invoked closure to prematurely end debate. 

The Government of Quebec has also invoked the notwithstanding clause, allowing it to override freedom of religion protections enshrined in the Canadian Charter of Rights & Freedoms.

Bill 21 restricts the wearing of ‘religious symbols’ by public servants in positions of authority such as police officers, judges, prosecutors and also school teachers and principals

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L'Organisation mondiale des Sikhs du Canada (la WSO) est profondément attristée par l’acceptation du projet de loi 21, Loi sur la laïcité de l'État, par le gouvernement de la Coalition Avenir Québec.

Elle interdit le port des symboles religieux.

Le projet de la loi a été adopté dimanche nuit, suite à la demande de clôture pour mettre fin prématurément au débat.

Le gouvernement du Québec a également invoqué la clause nonobstant lui permettant de passer outre aux protections de la liberté de religion inscrites dans la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés.

Le projet de loi n ° 21 interdit le port de "symboles religieux" par les fonctionnaires occupant des postes à responsabilités tels que les policiers, les juges, les procureurs, ainsi que les enseignants et les directeurs d'école.

 

I, the undersigned, believe that:

  1. The CAQ's Bill 21 will have a negative impact on minorities of Sikh and other backgrounds and infringes the basic human rights of all people.

  2. Bill 21 also infringes the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, and international human rights norms.

  3. Bill 21 will also have a negative trickle-down impact on private sector jobs and will hurt Sikh workers outside of the directly impacted public service sector.

  4. We must call unto all elected representatives at each level of government to unequivocally and publicly denounce Bill 21 and exhaust every option available to overturn this piece of legislation (you can find your local MP here)
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  • Michelle Miller
    signed 2022-05-17 11:57:41 -0400
  • Annalisa Alarcon
    signed 2022-05-14 06:13:43 -0400
  • stevenson malloy
    signed 2022-05-09 12:21:43 -0400
    God always comes first. Undo bill 21.
  • Asrat Randhawa
    signed 2022-05-05 19:39:10 -0400
  • Dawn Beck
    signed 2022-04-23 12:49:13 -0400
  • Chase Baer
    signed 2022-04-04 04:21:19 -0400
    Govt is not before God – no matter who’s god it is. I will not trade one person’s beliefs for the state’s beliefs. Our govt is here to serve, protect and preserve our constitution, bill of rights and charter of rights and freedoms – not subvert our nations for ideals perpetuated by hostile foreign agendas and treason of our political public servants
  • Lori Dunstan
    signed 2022-03-20 16:50:20 -0400
  • Jason Vinepal
    signed 2022-02-16 18:17:10 -0500
  • Addison Clermont
    signed 2022-02-08 19:07:49 -0500
  • Shanti Kaur
    signed 2022-02-06 18:39:40 -0500
    Waheguru Ji Ka Khalsa, Waheguru Ji Ki Fateh!
  • Kevinjeet Mahngar
    signed 2022-02-05 11:24:20 -0500
  • Tanya Steinberg
    signed via 2022-02-03 12:06:56 -0500
  • Jasmine Akter
    signed 2022-01-28 10:30:34 -0500
  • Camille Boyde
    signed via 2022-01-28 06:53:23 -0500
  • Uzma Rafiq
    signed via 2022-01-28 03:50:17 -0500
    I don’t agree with Bills 21
  • Opal Davy
    signed via 2022-01-27 21:08:29 -0500
  • Tsra McGuire
    signed via 2022-01-27 20:58:40 -0500
  • Naila Shakeel
    signed 2022-01-27 20:55:04 -0500
    I stand against this bill. I’m a teacher and I should have the right to teach in public schools with my hijab.
  • Fabrice Clouâtre
    signed 2022-01-27 17:55:01 -0500
  • Heather Lambert
    signed 2022-01-27 13:56:22 -0500
  • Samantha Nepton
    signed 2022-01-18 18:30:21 -0500
  • Susan Taylor
    signed via 2022-01-13 08:59:33 -0500
  • Maedith Radlein
    signed 2022-01-12 16:34:36 -0500
  • Emily Dorey
    signed 2022-01-11 13:25:13 -0500
  • Jill Magazine
    signed 2022-01-10 20:38:21 -0500
  • Jaspreet Singh
    signed 2022-01-05 22:22:13 -0500
  • Aman Gill
    signed 2022-01-05 18:55:40 -0500
  • Andrew Kareckas
    signed 2021-12-28 05:58:26 -0500
  • Gehna Singh Kareckas
    signed 2021-12-28 05:58:16 -0500
  • Julie Richer
    signed 2021-12-22 08:30:23 -0500
    This is a dangerous racist bill that takes people’s basic rights and freedoms away, We need students to see themselves reflected among staff in schools and public positions. As a white teacher, I see how positive it is for my students when they have opportunities to learn from teachers who are part of the BIPOC community and wear their cultural clothing. I wonder if every French Catholic will stop wearing a cross and lose their job if they do. Does that mean Catholic nuns must not cover their heads?

    If Ontario follows this path, I will stand in solidarity and walk out of my school. No place for hate. We have important work to do for all kids and for all people.