City to debate police and religious symbols

While Bill 21 hearings proceed in Quebec City – Montreal gets a princely 45 minutes to make its case – city council will be holding a debate on Marvin Rotrand’s motion that police should be allowed to wear religious symbols, a resolution that other Canadian cities and the RCMP have made. Interesting sidelights: the police brotherhood favours a ban; the SPVM says the question is theoretical, since no one who wears one has applied.

Hijab wearers have reported facing increased hostility from harassment to assault since Bill 21 was tabled.