Religious symbols legislation will have to wait until spring: Legault

Quebec Premier François Legault has made no secret that one of his top priorities as leader of the province will be to ban all government employees and authority figures from wearing religious symbols.

Now it appears that priority is taking a back seat.

While in Quebec City Thursday, Legault said that while he still believes such legislation is necessary, it's no longer at the top of his list. 

"I think we will run out of time to table [the bill] before Christmas," he told reporters. "We will probably table it in the spring."

The National Assembly only resumes sitting on November 27, giving MNAs two weeks to work on several issues before breaking for Christmas.

Now taking top priority for the CAQ is the bill that would increase the legal age to consume recreational marijuana from 18 to 21. Legault added, without giving specifics, he would also focus on legislation that would put more money in the pockets of Quebecers.