Building the future, a time for reconciliation : Fonder l'avenir, le temps de la conciliation, rapport abrégé
In 1994, the wearing of the Muslim headscarf was the focus of debate that led the CDPDJ to formulate an opinion on the question in 1995. [...] The reconstructed facts: One week before the outing, a representative of Astrolabe, a Muslim association, met with the sugarhouse’s owners to discuss certain changes to the menu, which would apply solely to the members of the group. [...] This is the picture that emerges from letters and comments that appeared in the media and the opinions expressed by focus groups that we organized in Montréal and the regions, and the findings of several surveys. [...] The realism of the request and the ability of the employer or the organization concerned to accommodate the individual are a second, highly restrictive constraint. [...] The Preamble of the Québec Charter states that “all human beings are equal in worth and dignity, and are entitled to equal protection of the law.” It is also important to point out that the exercising of these rights and freedoms is not absolute and must respect the rights of others and the collective interest.
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