A somewhat disturbing new poll indicates a majority of Quebecers (56 per cent) think minorities should be discouraged from forming their own communities in the province and they should abandon their cultural practices. (Only 20 per cent of other Canadians feel the same way).
As well, only a minority of Quebecers (44 per cent) think society should try harder to accept minorities’ customs and traditions compared to 75 per cent in the rest of Canada.
There are other differences. Three out of four Canadians have no problem with Jewish doctors wearing the kippa skull cap on duty but only half of Quebecers approve. Less than one-third of Quebecers favour prayer facilities in colleges and universities compared with two-thirds in the rest of Canada.
Would you agree these findings are somewhat disturbing?
Do they reveal a high level of intolerance in Quebec?
Should Quebec’s immigrants assimilate?