MONTREAL —
The Quebec Court of Appeal on Thursday refused to suspend Bill 21, the province’s controversial secularism law.

The ruling by Quebec’s highest courtroom denied a request to keep the applying of the law, which was handed in June and bans the show of non secular symbols by workers within the province’s public service.

The injunction had been sought by the National Council of Canadian Muslims and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, who’re difficult Bill 21’s constitutionality, arguing that it disproportionately impacts ladies, in violation of the sexual equality ensures within the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The perceived impartiality of Quebec Court of Appeal Judge Nicole Duval Hesler had been contested in latest weeks by critics who’ve filed complaints asking that she recuse herself from the case, arguing some of her public statements counsel she seems to facet with the opponents of Bill 21

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