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Quebec MLAs vote unanimously to bar kirpans from assembly

 

February 10, 2011 | Daniel Kanis

National Post, Feb 10 2011 QUEBEC — By a vote of 113-0, the Quebec National Assembly adopted a motion Wednesday supporting the decision by security workers to bar four Sikhs who came to the assembly to testify on Bill 94, banning Islamic face coverings.The four refused to remove their kirpans, small ceremonial daggers. In 2006, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the kirpan, which Sikhs carry wrapped in fabric under their clothing, is not a weapon but a religious symbol, like a crucifix. Read more

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