interview process: There has already been an effect on being able to hire according to religious symbols, board chairwoman Angela Mancini said Thursday, according to National Observer. Don't miss out on the latest news Sign up for our daily briefing Mancini said at least four prospective teachers withdrew their applications after going through the interview process and being told they had to remove their symbols. The board's commissioners have voted to hire a law firm to determine the appropriate legal recourse against the provincial government over the validity of the law known as Bill 21. The cases involved mainly young educators who wore hijabs, Mancini said. Bill 21 came into effect in June. The province's largest French-language school board, the Commission scolaire de Montreal, has said it has dealt with five teachers affected by the law this year, four of whom agreed to remove their symbols while one did not. ; Despite the planned legal action, the board will continue to apply the law, as all other school boards across the province have done. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.