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Police have Allowed Controversial Political Sign Near Metro Station to be Reinstalled

The sign was taken down by Police after receiving several complaints that the sign targeted Muslims and bordered on hate speech.

The controversial sign belongs to a political party recognized by the province’s electoral officer, Parti Indépendantiste, whose candidate Alexandre Cormier-Denis is one of 13 people running in a May 29 provincial by-election in the Gouin riding.

Cormier-Denis is a supporter of the French Front National, a party whose far-right policies target immigrants and Muslims.

Addressing the controversy, the candidate posted that 79 per cent of Quebecers are against government employees wearing Muslim head coverings.