The leader of the opposition in Quebec is condemning the provincial government's proposed Charter of Values as a divisive document that will foment discrimination within the province.

Pointing out that the Human Rights Commission has called the PQ's proposal an attack on human rights, Philippe Couillard said if the PQ was truly interested in ensuring the religious neutrality of the state, there are many sensible ways to do so.

In his letter Couillard points out that gender equality is already enshrined in Quebec law.

He also writes the Liberal party would not oppose including the principle of religious neutrality in state institutions, but points out that legislating the absence of all religions is not neutral.

The full text of his letter is below.

Letter to Premier Marois regarding Charter of Secularism