Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Canadian Federation of Library Associations Statement on Quebec's Anti Face-Covering Law

The Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA) has issued a statement on Quebec's Bill 62 on "religious neutrality" (essentially an anti-niqab bill):
"The Canadian Federation of Library Associations / Fédération canadienne des associations de bibliothèques (CFLA-FCAB) maintains that diversity and inclusion is a core value of libraries and central to our country’s identity. Libraries have a responsibility to contribute to a culture that recognizes diversity and fosters social inclusion."

"Policy and regulation that restrict freedom of expression and belief conflict with the fundamental right of Canadians of access to information and resources, regardless of, race, religion or gender."

"CFLA-FCAB supports our Québec colleagues in ensuring that libraries remain open, inclusive and welcoming places for all."
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posted by Michel-Adrien at 5:56 pm


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