The Quebec government isn't keen on making friends with diversity. They are not only keen on attacking the anglophones with Bill 14 and insulting comments from the aide of DeCourcy, they are now going after religious accommodation. There is no reason to attack those who want to practice their faith, and there is no reason to start conflicts with them either. There are 365 calendar days, of which a majority remain event-free and religion-free but of all the dates Marois wants to use for a fixed election date, it's the first Monday of October every four years, creating conflict with Jewish communities.
Another decision has prompted harsh condemnation in the federal spectrum by all but the NDP. Should turban-wearing Sikh children be allowed to play soccer with other children in Quebec? Quebec's Soccer Federation said no, adding they can play in their backyards. They said the turban poses safety concerns... what safety concerns? This is just another cheap shot from a minority of radicals in Quebec who wish to forward their racist and discriminatory agenda - one of intolerance and one that should not be tolerated.
Federal Public Safety Minister Vic Toews denounced the decision on June 3, saying, “Telling 5 year old kids they can’t play soccer because of bogus safety excuses is not acceptable in any province.”
Liberal leader Justin Trudeau also condemned the decision. “Wearing a turban shouldn't stop you from playing soccer or participating fully in any other activity,” he tweeted, in both official languages.
“The (federation) must drop its ban now.”
The NDP, however, opted not to defend Quebec's decision, but instead decided to call on FIFA to change its guidelines, a move that allows them to say they are against discrimination but prevent them from having to take firm action in the province - likely to support their new-found nationalist base which is behind the PQ.
“If they (FIFA) would get their act in gear and respond, everyone would be able to move forward with this,” said NDP sports critic Matthew Dube. The NDP said they urged FIFA to clarify its policy on turbans but hasn't gotten a response.
Liberal leader Phillipe Couillard proposed a simple solution to the PQ's problem.