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Quebec teacher removed from classroom over hijab

Quebec teacher removed from classroom over hijab


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Length: 0:25:02
Uploaded: 14 Dec, 2021

Recording Date: 13 Dec, 2021
Recording Location: Toronto
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: 2 Weeks
Status: Complete, Ready to Air

Program Title: Quebec teacher removed from classroom over hijab
Description: The debate over Quebec's controversial secularism law, known as Bill 21, has been reignited after a teacher was told she can no longer teach her Grade 3 class because she wears a hijab.

Fatemeh Anvari was hired this fall at Chelsea Elementary School, during a period of confusion over whether English school boards had to enforce the religious symbols ban. Now, in the wake of a recent court decision on the ban, Anvari has been forced out of classroom teaching.

Today, we're speaking to Montreal teacher Maha Kassef about the far-reaching consequences of Bill 21 for both teachers and students. Then, CBC reporter Jonathan Montpetit gives us the latest on the court and political battles surrounding the law — and how they call into question our understanding of how much Canada's constitution really protects individual rights and freedoms.

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