A second attempt to have the anti-religious symbols provisions of Quebec’s controversial Bill 21 suspended until court challenges to the legality of the bill are determined in the courts has failed.

Opponents of Bill 21, which bans some public servants such as teachers, police officers and judges in Quebec from wearing religious symbols while at work, are disappointed that their effort to have Quebec’s court of appeal suspend the law, but are vowing to continue the fight when the legal merits of the bill are argued in Quebec Superior Court in 2020.

“We are not done fighting this unjust law,” said Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, equality program director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA).

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