After removing a controversial political sign outside Beaubien métro Friday, police have allowed it to be re-installed.
The sign depicts two women — one wearing a blue tuque and another wearing the Muslim niqab — and invites voters to "Choose your Quebec." Police took it down after receiving several complaints Thursday that the sign targeted Muslims and bordered on hate speech.
However after investigating the matter, police determined that it does not meet the criminal definition of hate speech. A spokesperson for the Montreal police said that while the sign may be in poor taste, it also belongs to a political party recognized by the province's electoral officer.