Bill 21, dubbed the "secularism bill," passed on Sunday night in Quebec's National Assembly. The bill prohibits all public servants in positions of authority from wearing religious symbols.\nThe bill, which passed 73 - 35, has the support of Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) and the Parti Québécois (PQ). It was opposed by the Liberals and Québec Solidaire.\nThe ban, which is backed by a majority of Quebecers, has nevertheless been heavily criticised by groups and leaders both in the province and around the country.\nMost notably, Justin Trudeau took the time to speak out against the bill yesterday.\nThe Prime Minister was asked about the divisive bill at a press conference in Washington. He is currently in the United States to meet with American president Donald Trump to ratify the new North American trade deal.\nWhen asked about Bill 21, Trudeau stated, "we do not feel it is a government’s responsibility or in a government’s interest to legislate on what people should be wearing.”\nView this post on Instagram Trade between Canada & the US supports millions of good, middle class jobs on both sides of the border. I’m at the White House today to work with @realdonaldtrump on increasing trade and moving forward with the new NAFTA. 🇨🇦🇺🇸 Le commerce entre le Canada et les États-Unis soutient des millions de bons emplois pour la classe moyenne des deux côtés de la frontière. Je suis à la Maison-Blanche aujourd'hui pour travailler avec @realdonaldtrump à accroître le commerce et à faire progresser le nouvel ALENA. A post shared by Justin Trudeau (@justinpjtrudeau) on Jun 20, 2019 at 12:18pm PDT\nHe continued, stating, “We will certainly ensure that our views are well-known and continue to defend Canadians’ rights.”\nREAD ALSO: Animals That Died At Marineland Are Allegedly Being Used To Promote The Park And People Are Not Happy\nThis is not the first time that the Prime Minister has spoken out against the bill. In March, he stated that Canada is a secular society that respects religious freedom and freedom of expression.\nThe bill has drawn strong criticism from many groups, including the UN, who expressed concern about the bill. Jagmeet Singh, the leader of the NDP, also spoke out against the bill.\nMany other religious groups have also expressed concern.\nFor more about Bill 21 and Trudeau's concern, check out Global News' article.\nFor more about Trudeau, Trump and the new trade deal, go to CTV's article here.