Quebec's largest group of employers says the government's proposed Charter of Values would have a detrimental effect on the economy.

The Conseil du Patronat says the Charter's restrictions on what civil servants and subcontractors who work for the government could wear will send a bad message to immigrants, especially when Quebec is counting on immigrants to maintain its economic development.

Faced with a world of opportunities, the Conseil says Quebec should be actively working to attract skilled foreigners, instead of presenting them with a law that will convince them to go elsewhere.

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