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Made in Kelowna fight against Quebec’s Bill C-21 coming later this month

Kelowna City Councillor Mohini Singh
Image Credit: Submitted/City of Kelowna
October 09, 2019 - 9:30 AM

KELOWNA - Rather than try to rush a motion through Kelowna city council Monday, Oct. 7 condemning Bill C-21 in Quebec, city staff will draft a motion to go to council on Oct. 21.

“It will be a Kelowna-based motion that reflects the values of Kelowna,” Coun. Mohini Singh told iNFOnews.ca. “I think it’s absolutely important that we take a stand.”

Singh told iNFOnews.ca last week that she was going to make the motion at yesterday’s council meeting but instead she simply let council know the motion will be coming later.

The Quebec legislation was passed in June and bans government employees from wearing religious symbols at work.

Brampton and Calgary have already passed motions condemning it with Edmonton and Winnipeg to follow suit.

Singh had thought a Kelowna motion would be the first in B.C. but Victoria opposed the legislation in July.

Two court challenges of the legislation have been filed with more expected to follow.


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