Mr. Speaker, I have known the chair of the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights for many years. He is a proud Quebecker. He is a proud Canadian. He is entitled to his opinion on an issue that is so fundamental to Quebec.
We as a government have always defended the charter. It is not up to the government to tell Canadians what to wear or what not to wear.
Canada is already a secular country, and as I just said, we will defend the charter.