We’d rather say it’s living a “Jefferson moment,” since the proposed legislation the writer thinks is regressive would in fact enshrine into law Jefferson’s “wall of separation between church and state.”
Quebec was a very religious place until the 1960s, when it gradually moved toward secularization. For the majority of Quebecers who support the legislation, declaring gender equality paramount when considering religious-based requests for accommodations or asking public employees not to wear conspicuous religious symbols on the job are just logical next steps. Read the rest of the story in the New York Times.

But in a more interesting exchange Patriquin defends himself from ex-militant and now sovereigntist journalist Stéphane Gobeil who attempted to discredit the piece Patriquin wrote in the New York Times. In an opinion piece in L'Acuailte magazine, Gobeil slowly goes through Patriquin's piece, ripping and tearing at most of the points Patriquin brought up. Link{fr}
It sounded pretty good until Patriquin himself retaliated by critiquing the article written by Goboeil where he absolutely shredded the half-truths and misinformation provided by Gobeil, proving the point that its better not to enter into a debate with your betters.
You'll recall how half of Quebec journalists ripped and tore into the article Patriquin wrote about Quebec being the most corrupt province, while Patriquin remained unbowed and unapologetic, only to be completely vindicated by the facts over time.
The two articles are interesting reading and if you have French, read both, Gobeil's most egregious nose stretcher,  shot down by Patriquin, is this one where the author uses some sleight of hand to convey a truth that doesn't reflect reality.