Neu­tral­ity plea a way to for­get past?

Montreal Gazette - - EDITORIAL -

For many decades, Que­bec was known for its ties to the Catholic Church. Then, for var­i­ous rea­sons, the province be­came in­creas­ingly sec­u­lar.

Could it be that those who now wear across, ki pp ah, hi jab or tur­ban are re­mind­ing us of a past we have cho­sen to aban­don? Could the state’ s plea for religious neu­tral­ity bean ex­cuse to help us for­get what we were?

In any case, I am much more fright­ened by cy­clists on our side walks, mo­torists who speed through yel­low lights or race on Metropoli­tan Blvd ., and ag­gres­sive pan han­dlers than I am of those who dis­play a religious sym­bol.

Robert Marcogliese, Mon­treal

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