Quebec CAQ government would fire employees for wearing religious symbols, MNA says

Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard casts his ballot in his home riding Oct. 1 2018 in Saint-Felicien

Quebec Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard casts his ballot in his home riding Oct. 1 2018 in Saint-Felicien. Jacques Boissinot THE CANADIAN PRESS

Legault intends to get more immigration powers for Quebec through negotiations with Ottawa.

Legault insisted the proposed ban is important enough to invoke the Constitution's notwithstanding clause, which would override the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

A woman listens during the National Assembly committee hearings on Bill 94 in Quebec City in 2010, which would have predominantly affected women who wear the Islamic niqab or burka, and would require public employees, education and health workers to have their faces uncovered at all times.

"There's a lot of conversations to be had, and I'm sure we will have disagreements from time to time, but we will do so in a constructive way that serves the citizens that have entrusted us with responsibilities", Trudeau told reporters Tuesday in British Columbia when asked for his thoughts on Legault's immigration plans. Liberal Leader Philippe Couillard, who was re-elected in his riding of Roberval, said he would take a few days to mull over his political future.

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In reaffirming his position Tuesday, Legault said he believes most Quebecers want to have a framework in place to prevent people in authority positions from wearing religious symbols.

Among his goals to achieve more autonomy, Legault has pledged to work towards ensuring Quebecers will only have one income tax form to fill out for both levels of government - instead of the current two forms - with tax collection to be managed by the province.

He was asked about worldwide headlines labelling his party anti-immigrant because it plans to expel newcomers who can not pass French-language and values tests three years after their arrival.

Enforcement, however, for such expulsions would be a federal jurisdiction.

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Clearly, the attention was unwanted because Legault responded Wednesday on Twitter with: "I reject all association with Le Pen". "We will welcome thousands of immigrants each year, but we will do it in a way that promotes integration. We will take in less, but we will take care of them".

The clause gives provincial legislatures and Parliament the ability to bring in legislation that circumvents certain provisions of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, for a five-year period.

Even though it's a rarely used clause, Quebec has become the second provincial government to threaten to invoke it in recent weeks.

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