This is hypocrisy. Québec has made long strides to become secular but this little nagging issue is hypocritical to the path moving forward
François Legault won Quebec’s provincial elections last week and will soon become the next premier. He has already vowed to stop government workers — including cops and teachers — from wearing religious symbols like hijabs and yarmulkes and turbans “in order to protect Quebec’s secular society.” It’s a move that trounces on religious freedom in the name of religious neutrality and creates far more problems than it solves.
But if religious symbols have to go, then what about the large crucifix that hangs in Quebec’s National Assembly…?
The crucifix was put in place in the National Assembly in 1936 by Prime Minister Maurice Duplessis, very right-wing and very close to the Catholic Church. The era he was in power is now known here as the "Grande Noirceur", the Great Darkness.
I didn't vote for Legault's party, I agree with his policy on secularism, but I think the crucifix at the National Assembly should be removed.
I think all we have to do is look to literal insanity happening in the states an the fact they are going through the second uncivil war this time its a war of words mostly political.I think that same war of words is happening in Quebec.Going back to the states secular groups challenged the hypocracy to symbols by errecting a statue of the satin right next to the 10 commandments i forget what bible belt town that was there wasa video on youtube about that.
His reasoning for letting it remain is that the crucifix is a part of Quebec heritage. If that is the case.. it should be put in a museum where such icons and relics of history can be observed and studied within the larger context of Quebec's colorful back story.