No changes to Canada's laws should be allowed due to 'religious beliefs'Canadian Contractor canada
You want to wear a turban on a construction site in place of a hard hat, claiming religious freedom? You shouldn't be allowed to immigrate to this country in the first place, some readers say.
Here’s a final word on the Turbans and Hardhats story.
It seems that construction workers have been able to, in some cases, get safety laws overridden if they wish to wear turbans, rather than safety headgear, on a jobsite.
Here’s what Jacques N. Arbic posted this week:
“I fully agree with the comments and suggestion made by Lyle Donaldson (that prospective immigrants to Canada be shown a summary of important laws in Canada, including the requirement to comply with health and safety laws, regardless of religious “headgear” practices in their homelands).”
“If you are immigrating to Canada you should follow the Laws laid out by the Provinces, and no changes should be allowed due to religious beliefs or whatever. Laws are implemented for everyone, not the chosen few., in most circumstance. Why should the taxpayer pay because of your beliefs; you want to be exempt from the laws. There should be no reason that prohibits the wearing of a hard hat, or any other safety gear, no matter what. Otherwise why do we write laws and have company’s spend large sums of money to implement safety regulations if for some reason or another, some individuals can circumvent the law. I does not make any sense.”