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Legault: Symbols and Quebec Judges

legault: The shift that has received the most attention so far deals with religious symbols, a matter that Legault said he will handle himself, according to Rabble. The new government aims to restrict all public employees in a position of authority -- judges, law enforcement officers, correctional employees and teachers -- from wearing religious symbols. These changes were outlined during the campaign. The move is based, Legault has said, on the need to separate religion and the state. But the current numbers of Quebec judges, police and correctional officers wearing religious symbols is practically nil and there are very few teachers who were such symbols. On October 3, new deputy premier Genevi ve Guilbault announced that public officials would have a choice of removing their religious symbols or finding another job elsewhere in the public service. ( As reported in the news.