Quebec, Canada's new administration wants to stop its employees from wearing religious symbols on their clothing while at work.
The Coalition Avenir Quebec platform also specifically points out that all judges, prosecutors, police officers, and teachers are included.
"Religious signs will be prohibited for all persons in position of authority, including teachers," according to The College Fix website.
Those employees who don't comply with the new rule would lose their jobs.
François Legault, Quebec's new premier, says it's merely so the government can remain neutral in certain situations.
"I think if we compare to what's happening in many countries, it's reasonable for neutrality reasons—we want to make sure that a policeman or a policewoman doesn't show a religious sign in case the man or woman in front of him is from another religion," Legault is quoted as saying on the Reason website's Hit & Run blog.
However, critics have been very vocal about the requirement and argue that it's an unconstitutional violation of the freedom of religion.
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