Sheridan throws support behind legal challenge of QC’s Bill 21

Sheridan College has thrown its support behind the legal challenge of Bill 21, a recent Quebec law banning public sector workers from wearing religious symbols. Sheridan says that its campuses – located in Brampton, Mississauga, and Oakville – are in some of the most culturally diverse communities in Canada, and so the question of religious freedoms resonates deeply with students and staff. “Freedom of expression is fundamental to the operation of any postsecondary institution. It extends to the right to speak, write, listen, challenge and learn,” said Sheridan President Dr Janet Morrison. “It’s essential to the discovery and dissemination of knowledge and it underpins social and economic development.” Sheridan made the decision to show support and make a $10K donation after a challenge from Brampton Mayor Patrick Brown for all municipalities to contribute to the cause. Sheridan| InSauga Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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