A debate is emerging in Quebec about what is a “reasonable” accommodation of the clothing and religious symbols of ethnic minorities e.g. Muslims, Sikhs or Hindu women. Now it is the turn of the Roman Catholics. A large crucifix has adorned the Quebec National Assembly since 1936. There is growing sentiment to have it removed. As the P.Q. leader, Andre Boisclair put it: “In a pluralistic society religious symbols have no place in public space.”
Is this political correctness gone berserk?