Quebec, la belle province, now has the dubious distinction of being the first jurisdiction in North America to table a law banning any public sector employee in position of authority from wearing a religious symbol at work. That goes for kippas and hijabs.
As well, people receiving or providing public services must do so with faces uncovered. No kidding. You don’t need a law to make that happen.
As we have said before, the kippa is collateral damage. It is the hijab, niqab and any other overt muslim attire that is offensive and obviously frightening to French Canadians. We are not sure how many Legault is pandering to.
Blanche, perhaps it is that he is the racist here. Today he doesn’t like muslims. Tomorrow who won’t he like? Jamaicans, Haitians? Will he try to ban them from teaching or doing public sector jobs because of the color of their skin?
The law affects teachers, judges, police officers, prison guards, Crown prosecutors and other public servants in positions of authority. Although it contains a provision permitting current employees in those positions to continue wearing religious symbols, i.e. the grandfather clause, if they get a promotion or move from one position to another, they have to abide by the law or, it seems, take off their religious garb or lose their job.
In what can only be termed stunning hypocrisy Premier Legault said the following: “We will do whatever we can to bring together people. That should be the objective of everyone in the weeks ahead, to have a serene debate. We are responding to what a large majority of Quebeckers want.”
Bring people together? Legault is like a cartoon character with comments coming out of both sides of his mouth. He wants to bring people together while separating them according to their outer attire. Pretty pathetic.
Last we looked, Quebec was still in Canada and still a democracy. People should be allowed to wear what they want, according to their religious beliefs.
Justin Trudeau is about to be dealing with two scandals at the same time – the SNC Lavalin-Jody Wilson Raybould-Jane-Philpott scandal and the Vice-Admiral Mark Norman-Davie-Shipyard scandal. The latter is a long, protracted one, too long for this venue.
Given that, things are about to hit the fan with Norman and the finger is being pointed at Michael Wernick, the ex-privy council clerk who resigned ostensibly over the SNC-Lavalin escapade. Seems that’s not the only reason he had to resign. It also may be why Gerald Butts, Principal Secretary to Prime Minister to Justin Trudeau had to leave.
Trudeau is also trying to pin leaks about the nomination of a conservative Manitoba judge to be chief justice of the Supreme Court on Jody Wilson Raybould. Seems Trudeau did not agree with her on this nomination and they are floating it as part of the reason JWR had it in for him on the SNC Lavalin business.
We don’t believe this for a minute. Keep trying Justin. Eventually the arrow will spin in your direction.
The Mueller report, which exonerated Trump, continues to be news on CNN, MSNBC et al. They simply cannot come to themselves that Trump did not collude with the Russians to win. How about because what they were saying all along was made up? But we digress.
There is also a whole litany of people who pretty well lied outright to keep the collusion issue going as long as Mueller did not put forth his report. Given the results of the report, Maxine Waters, who led the anti-Trump parade, says impeachment is off the table.
Remember Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez aka AOC? It appears that her popularity is waning. A Quinnipiac poll released on Thursday morning found that 23 percent of Americans had a favorable view of her, while 36 percent had an unfavorable view. And despite her big mouth, 38 percent hadn’t heard enough about her to have an informed opinions. She will not last.
WOW airlines sent a text to their traveling passengers. Not to tell them to check in or that that flight was delayed. It was to tell them that they are out of business and go find yourself another flight home from Iceland or wherever you are.
Seems that really, really cheap flight fares are really, really too good to be true.
Good Shabbos We’ll talk…