Building on the BCHA's previous positions, and our Executive Director's statement on Quebec's Bill 21, the Board of Directors of the BC Humanist Association last week reiterated our opposition to the Quebec government's ban on religious symbols.
At its July 15, 2019 the Board passed a motion stating:
Whereas Humanism supports secularism in government, we believe that it must be balanced with individual free expression. Bill 21, as it stands, invokes government control over the personal clothing choices of individuals and therefore stands in opposition to Humanism’s principles; therefore, we oppose Quebec’s Bill 21.
The new law remains contentious and faces a legal challenge from the Canadian Civil Liberties Association.
Banner via Alexis Gravel, flickr CC BY-ND 2.0