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Montrealers: Freedoms and Presentation

montrealers: Plante acknowledged during her presentation that some Montrealers agree with the provincial government's plans to restrict people's religious freedoms.article continues below Trending Stories Elderly Vancouver driver crashes car through Mac's convenience store entrance Proposed redevelopment stirs up family memories of Vancouver's Greek Village Northern Lights might be visible over Metro Vancouver this week Anti-Olympic protester cops plea bargain in Vancouver court The Coalition Avenir Quebec government's Bill 21 would prohibit public sector workers in positions of authority, including teachers and police officers, from wearing religious symbols on the job, according to Vancouver Courier. Premier Francois Legault's government has also invoked a clause in the Constitution that would block people from challenging the law the over rights violations. Montreal's mayor was firm in her criticism of the bill, but she was also careful not to come off as confrontational. Plante told the legislature committee that the city supports the government's desire to enshrine into law the secular nature of the state. The bill targets minorities, she said, and affects women more than it does men. But she says Montreal has many problems with the government's approach. ( As reported in the news.