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‘Reasonable accommodation’ debate rages in Canada over football turban ban

‘Reasonable accommodation’ debate rages in Canada over football turban ban

Posted: Thu, 13 Jun 2013 11:30

A provincial Canadian football federation has been suspended by the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) over its refusal to allow Sikh children wearing turbans to play in official matches.

Row erupts over proposed 'charter for secularism' in Quebec

Row erupts over proposed 'charter for secularism' in Quebec

Posted: Thu, 16 Aug 2012 11:35

A proposal to adopt a 'secular charter' from one party leader has sparked controversy in Quebec ahead of the forthcoming elections on 4 September. The proposed charter would ban civil servants from wearing or exposing overt religious symbols — with the notable exception of the crucifix.