Parti Québécois leadership hopeful Alexandre Cloutier is standing by his decision to extend his best wishes to Muslim Quebecers celebrating a religious holiday.

Last week, Cloutier tweeted out a message to those celebrating Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan and was promptly criticized, most notably by his fellow leadership candidate Jean-François Lisée.

Lisée echoed another critic's question — do you do the same for those celebrating Easter? — and added one of his own, musing about a day for celebrating atheists.

Read the complete original version of this item...