The Nursing Undergraduate Society (NUS) of McGill University stands united with our colleagues from the McGill academic health network, Concordia University, Université de Sherbrooke, UQAM and UdM in denouncing the Quebec Charter of Secularism (Bill 60). We are proud that McGill was the first university to oppose this bill and we join our voices to the tens of thousands already demanding the withdrawal of this exclusionary piece of proposed legislation.
The NUS represents 600 undergraduate nursing students, from diverse ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds. As part of our curriculum, all students are placed in healthcare settings across Montreal and the McGill academic health network. Thus, we, as students, stand to be directly affected by this bill. During a referendum held in Fall 2013, the undergraduate nursing students at McGill voted over 90% in favour of opposing Bill 60.
To read McGill’s brief in its entirety, click here.
To read the full JGH brief, click here.
Click here to view a thought-provoking video independently produced by Ari Grunzeweig of Imagination Creations on the Charter of Quebec Values that was recorded around the Jewish General Hospital.
Click here to read the join McGill Academic Health Network response to the proposed Charter of Values.
Click here to read the statement from the McGill Medical Students Society.
Click here to read an article in the Montreal Gazette about McGill residents’ opposition to the proposed Charter of Values.
Click here to read about the MUHC submission on Bill 60.
March 12, 2014