Tag Archives: FIFA

Andrew Coyne: Pettiness, hypocrisy and vacillation of Quebec soccer ban a microcosm of Canadian federalism

Quebec Premier Pauline Marois responds to Opposition questions at the legislature in Quebec City

Canada: The thing we can all agree on is that nobody should “impose their values” on anyone else. The Quebec Soccer Federation should not impose its values on Sikh children and others whose religion commands them to wear a turban while playing. The Canadian Soccer Association should not impose its values on the QSF. And FIFA should not impose its ...

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FIRM AND RESOLUTE SUPPORT OF INCLUSIVITY FOR SIKH CHILDREN: NDP

Ottawa, Canada: With recent news of the Quebec Soccer Federation’s decision to ban Turbans, New Democrats are calling for a quick resolution. “If there are no safety concerns with a Sikh child wearing a turban and there appear to be none, then there are no reasons to prevent them from playing soccer” said Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe (Pierrefonds–Dollard). Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe who represents ...

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