Madam Chair, I will not ask again in the interests of time.
I want to go to another important matter facing Canada, and that is the implications of Quebec's Bill 21, a government initiative that would ban newly-hired public servants, including teachers, police officers, lawyers and judges from wearing religious symbols at work. Quebec will be the first jurisdiction in North America to do that.
According to the Prime Minister, this would legitimize religious discrimination. However, according to the Premier of Quebec, trainee teachers who wanted to wear religious clothing should choose a different career. We have something called the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but it seems that the Quebec government has chosen to invoke the notwithstanding clause to override freedom of expression and freedom of religion.
I very clearly would like to ask the Minister of Justice this. How does he intend to address this initiative when it comes before courts?