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  11/12/2013, Kislev 9, 5774

Canada: Quebec Politician Calls to Ban Circumcision

Tania Longpre, a leading candidate for the next general elections in Quebec in the PQ separatist bloc, has written a statement on her Facebook page calling to remove the word "Jewish" from the Jewish Hospital of Montreal and to introduce a ban on circumcision, Shalom Toronto reports. The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) has issued a response to the grave statements, which follow calls by the ruling PQ party in the national government to pass a bill banning religious symbols in public areas - including the yarmulke and head coverings for married women.