McGill students plan protest over Bill 21

November 5, 2020
McGill University’s law students will be staging a sit-in to oppose Quebec’s Bill 21, which prohibits public servants in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols. The protest will take place outside the municipal courthouse just before a challenge to the law is due to begin in the Quebec Superior Court. The Muslim Law Students’ Association and the Radical Law Students’ Association of McGill’s Law Faculty say that it will be “peaceful and socially distant.” “As law students we feel it’s important to speak out,” said third-year law student Emily Knox. “Under Bill 21, many of my peers in law school will be barred from public employment for their religious beliefs, and our justice system will be worse off for it.” Montreal Gazette (QC)