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Posting stirs controversy

CHRIS LOWREY
SHAWVILLE Jan. 16, 2019
An online advertisement for a job posting at Shawville’s newly opened abattoir has stirred controversy online.
The Kijiji ad said the Abattoir les Viandes du Pontiac was looking for a Halal butcher. The ad said the person would have to be in good physical condition and a practicing Muslim.
An excerpt from the ad appeared on social media and the post quickly garnered more than 150 comments, most of them negative and some outright racist.
Several people said that it was against the Quebec charter of rights to require applicants belong to a certain religion. Others complained that the job ad was an example of a hidden agenda on the part of the abattoir.

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