They were two points of view illustrating the passion of the debate that has gripped the province.

One, from an alliance made up of members of cultural communities, reflected a profound malaise among health care workers who fear for their employment and feel discrimination already exists even without the proposed charter of values.

Soumya Tamouro of the alliance told the committee examining Bill 60 that Quebec has created "disarray, confusion and worry," in her circle, while alliance director Jérôme De Giovanni said a neutral body, the Quebec Human Rights Commission, should be asked to study the place of religion in Quebec society.

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