Quebec’s Court docket of Enchantment has rejected the English Montreal College Board’s (EMSB) request for a keep in making use of Invoice 21, the province’s secularism legislation, and to permit the hiring of lecturers who put on spiritual symbols for now.
The legislation bans public staff like lecturers, judges and cops from carrying spiritual symbols on the job.
In April, a Quebec Superior Court docket decide’s ruling discovered that elements of the legislation couldn’t apply to English colleges due to their particular constitutional rights. Nonetheless, the Quebec authorities determined to enchantment that call.
In response, the EMSB requested that the legislation not be utilized whereas the enchantment was being heard. On Tuesday, nonetheless, the Court docket of Enchantment denied that request.
In a press release, the EMSB stated it, “is dissatisfied with a Quebec Court docket of Enchantment’s interim ruling that refused to remain the appliance of Invoice 21 and allow the non permanent hiring of principals, vice-principals and lecturers who put on spiritual symbols.”
The assertion stated that if their request was granted it could’ve given the board extra choices for hiring when there’s a instructor scarcity within the province.
The assertion quoted board chair Joe Ortona as saying, “We stay dedicated to proceed our problem to Invoice 21 and to defend our unique proper to handle and management our establishments in accordance with our tradition.”
EMSB clashes with Quebec over Invoice 21 courtroom battle
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