News roundup – Kirpans, Norbourg & pay equity complaints

Quebec’s National Assembly raises controversy after barring Sikhs for carrying kirpans, prompting questions surrounding reasonable accommodation of religious minorities.


Court of Quebec rules that order to stop 2007 demonstration during  a North American leader’s summit in Montebello contravened the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


Victims of the multi-million-dollar Norbourg financial scandal have new hope they may recover all their money.


Quebec workers eligible for pay equity urged to file complaints before  May 30, 2011. Employees who file a claim before the May deadline, and who win their cases, will be eligible to receive full retroactive payments from their employers, including interest and additional penalties. Workers who file after the deadline will only be eligible to receive retroactive payments for the previous five years.

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