Skip to comments.Catholic Symbols Will Stay at National Assembly: Bernard Drainville [Quebec]
Posted on 09/14/2013 12:16:05 PM PDT by marshmallow
QUEBEC CITY Walk around Quebecs legislature and youll find plenty of Roman Catholic symbols: the white cross on the Quebec flag, the statues of missionaries theres even a chapel a stones throw away from the Premiers office, in a government building. Mass for civil servants is held there twice a week.
Inside the legislature, a crucifix hangs in the Blue Room, right above the Speakers head. It dates back to 1936, when Premier Maurice Duplessis decided to symbolically seal the bond between the government and the Catholic church. Duplessis era later became known as the Great Darkness.
Now, as Quebec embraces secularism, some argue the crucifix should be the first symbol to go.
If we want to be coherent, then we get rid of Catholic symbols too, said Lucie Martineau, president of the Syndicat de la fonction publique du Quebec (SFPQ).
But the minister responsible for the Charter sees things differently.
The crucifix is here to stay in the name of history, in the name of our heritage, said Bernard Drainville.
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Will they still demand the removal of religious symbols when the muslims foist the crescent moon upon them?
So—”secularism” = atheism.
The Quebecois are usually troublemakers in the Canadian federation, what with all their Francophone demands & such.
Wonder how bad the Muslim Problem is in La Belle Province?
So now it’s socialists/secularists vs Catholics vs muzzies? Throw in the Chippewas and you’ve got Katy bar the door in Quebec.
“Duplessis era later became known as the Great Darkness.”
According to whom?
I thought the era under Pierre Trudeau, yoot Nazi turned Communist, was the “Great Darkness” in Canada ?