First Nations and Inuit community members were among the thousands that demonstrated against the Parti Québecois' (PQ) charter of values over the weekend.
Essentially, this PQ plan would mandate that Québec's public employees are forbidden from wearing overt and visible religious symbols. This list includes hijabs, turbans, yarmulkes and really large crucifixes.
Québec’s Premier, Pauline Marois, has stated publically on Wednesday September 11, 2013, that, "I'm very proud of the charter, the proposal we issued." She had introduced the plan the day before.
Despite assurances from the PQ that this would not affect the province’s relations with First Nations and Inuit communities, I remain skeptical.