Watch: Quebec charter witness shocked by mosques
MONTREAL – A family’s controversial testimony during public hearings into Quebec’s secularism charter has brought widespread attention – with an online video of their appearance attracting nearly 300,000 views in just a few days.
Video excerpts of the Pineault-Caron family’s testimony posted on YouTube show them recalling how surprised they were by local religious practices during their visits to the predominantly Muslim countries of Morocco and Turkey.
Their comments last Thursday in favour of the values charter came during public hearings into the contentious legislation – a proposal that would ban public employees from wearing religious symbols, such as the Muslim veil, in the workplace.
In her testimony, Genevieve Caron said she was stunned to see people on all fours on small rugs while they prayed in a Moroccan mosque.
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