Townshippers’ Association Calls on National Assembly to Withdraw Bill 60
Since Bill 60 has already provided a platform and legitimacy for attacking minorities, Townshippers’ Association believe that the real issue is what measures the Quebec government will introduce to protect those at risk.
Townshippers’ Association has filed a brief strongly urging the Quebec National Assembly to withdraw Bill 60 from consideration calling the document an assault on every value that affirms individual rights and freedoms.
Townshippers’ Association President Gerald Cutting expressed opposition to any policy that aims to divide communities and undermine civil liberties, “for anyone who really believes in the definition of freedom, the only response to this bill can be a resounding no.”
In the six page brief, Townshippers’ questions the sinister purpose and rationale behind the proposed legislation noting that the measures outlined in bill 60 virtually guarantee a giant step backwards for minorities in general, and women of the Muslim faith in particular.
The Association feels that bill 60 is not a measure that will enhance the values and personal freedoms already ensured by both the Canadian and Quebec Charters of Rights and Freedoms, two fundamental documents of a civilized society. If adopted “as is”, it will only serve to deepen divisions among Quebec residents, and increase the isolation of minorities.