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        8/22/2013, Elul 16, 5773

      Quebec May Prohibit Kippahs at Official Institutions

      The separatist government in the Canadian province of Quebec, led by Premier Pauline Marois, intends to further strengthen the principle of separation of church and state, Shalom Toronto reported on Thursday.

      According to the report, the Quebec government plans to amend the province’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms so that displaying religious symbols at provincial institutions such as government offices, day care centers, public schools, hospitals and clinics will be prohibited.

      The meaning of such a move is that religious Jews will have to remove their kippah before entering state institutions, as would Christians wearing a cross, Muslims who wear religious head coverings and Sikhs who wear turbans.