Public school teachers, principals to be banned from wearing religious symbols

Quebec public schools teachers and school principals will be prohibited from wearing religious symbols such as the hijab or kippa, under a bill likely to be tabled later this week in the provincial legislature.

The long-awaited legislation from the Coaltion Avenir Québec government will extend the limitation on religious clothing further than initially expected, according to Radio-Canada.

Sources familiar with the legislation said any public employee who carries a weapon won’t be able to display religious symbols.