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Belief, Belonging,
and Behaviour
     Quebec's Allergic Reaction
         to Religion

Because the state cannot legislate belief - which is precisely the one area where one could imagine possible impacts on performance: the doctor with religious biases in end-of-life treatment, the teacher whose disciplinary practices are informed by his/her faith - the state goes where it can, to those visible behaviours that can be legislated. Unable to change hearts and minds, the state overreacts …

KEN VICTOR has a degree in Religious Thought from the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from the United States, he has lived in Quebec since 1995. His interest in the Quiet Revolution was sparked by his late father-in-law, Michel Bélanger, one of its principle architects. Ken's collection of poetry, We Were Like Everyone Else, was published this year by Cormorant Books.

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