QUEEN’S PARK — Mike Schreiner, the MPP for Guelph, released the following statement after MPPs voted in favour of the NDP motion condemning Quebec’s Bill 21:
“Quebec’s Bill 21 is an attack on the religious freedoms enshrined in our constitution, and it truly has no place in a free and fair society.
I strongly support the NDP motion, and I am pleased that it passed without opposition.
It is unfortunate, however, that there was not a recorded vote on the motion so that all MPPs could be on the record.
It is important that Ontario makes a strong statement against religious discrimination to show solidarity with religious minorities in Quebec and to signal that this kind of legislation would never be tolerated in Ontario.
I encourage the Premier to abide by the spirit of the motion and formally request that Premier Legault withdraw Bill 21.”