values charter

The Canadian province of Quebec is far more connected to French European culture and ‘values’ and makes a distinct effort to separate itself from the rest of Canada in that regard.

Quebec is the same province that tried to enforce a 'charter of values’ which would disallow Muslims from wearing headscarves, Sikh individuals from wearing turbans, Jewish people for wearing kippah/headscarves–or any 'conspicuous religious symbol’ at public offices/school/university in an attempt to emulate French laws of the same nature.

Islamophobic attacks rose by 500% during this time, many minorities were brutalized and several Muslim women were attacked in public places.

Don’t rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth. Only you can be responsible for that. If you can’t love and respect yourself – no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept who you are – completely; the good and the bad – and make changes as YOU see fit – not because you think someone else wants you to be different.
—  Stacey Charter

Quebec

It’s always the same thing they attack us and at the same time they make it look like we’re the ones who dont want to evolve and meet whatever they set as the basic standards of community-living and integrity.

Im so tired of that bs i still get anxiety from the time my mom came home crying in the middle of the day with some of her coworkers, she had a nervous breakdown for which she had to start taking anti depressants all because her work enviroment had become so hostile towards muslim women. she felt overwhelmed and exhausted from having to defend herself and the fact that she wears hijab every single day since Pauline Marois, the last prime minister, tried to pass into law the islamophobic Quebec charter of values.

My mom is a very strong and prideful person, she has a very honest and direct personality and never have I seen her cry because of other people’s behavior or words until that day. It completely shattered that image i had of her of being just that invincible kickass woman who doesnt let anybody step all over her. If the climate was so bad that it got to her it means that it wasnt an isolated nor ordinary incident, it accumulated overtime and was allowed to happen when the political leader gave the go ahead to all the racist scum of the earth, to push over the edge everyone associated with islam.

im mad right now but most of all i dont want what happened to muslim women years ago in this province to reapeat itself with this new bill. Im talking verbal and physical abuse, humiliations, assaults.

We should as a country protect our most vulnerable and instead here’s the prime minister saying that there’s nothing he can/is willing to do to stop a bill thats already shown to be dangerous for the minorities it targets.

I dont know which i am more: tired, worried, mad or disappointed.

We had a terrorist attack last year, targeting muslims, at a Quebec mosque, in the province’s capital. 3 people died. Symbolic gestures insued. Still they chose to pick on us because we’re easy targets. When was the last time or first time an extremist niquabi smuggled a bomb and killed three people. This is happening because we’re easy targets. Because they’re racists. Point barre.

Demonstrators take part in a protest against Quebec’s proposed “values charter” in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on Saturday Sept. 14, 2013. The separatist Parti Quebecois government said the proposed law would forbid government workers from wearing religious headwear such as hijabs, turbans, and kippas and will be introduced for debate later in the year. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

Our Values (Whether you believe in them or not)

I promised I’d have more on Quebec’s new charter of Values, that Thing to which I’m likely to have to adhere in spite of not identifying as a Quebecer and not believing in the values they cite in the way that they expect.  The basic, most publicized portions of the charter claim to: 

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