Gilles Duceppe joins chorus against values charter

Gilles Duceppe reacts on election night, May 2, 2011. (Joel LeMay/QMI Agency)

Gilles Duceppe reacts on election night, May 2, 2011. (Joel LeMay/QMI Agency)

Brian Daly, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:43 PM ET

MONTREAL - Add another separatist heavyweight to the critics of Quebec Premier Pauline Marois' state secularism proposal.

Gilles Duceppe, who led the Bloc Quebecois on Parliament Hill for 14 years, says a proposed PQ ban on religious symbols in the public service goes too far.

He made the comments Monday to QMI Agency's French broadcast partner, TVA.

Duceppe joins former Quebec premiers Jacques Parizeau and Lucien Bouchard, both of whom say parts of the bill are divisive.


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