Le 16 avril 2015
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City council drops opening prayer after Supreme Court ruling

Publication: Ottawa Citizen

Carissima Mathen, Common Law Section, discusses the Supreme Court decision to prohibit prayers before municipal council meetings in Saguenay, Que. “It would be a good idea for municipalities to review these kind of statements to see if they meet the duty of religious neutrality… Even the relatively innocuous, non-denomination prayer in Ottawa could be challenged… Even if it's non-denominational, it's still a problem vis-à-vis the state's duty to be religiously neutral… Being neutral isn't just not favouring one religion over another. If you're sending a signal that it's better to be religious, that it's better to pray, then that's a problem.”
 

Court rules Quebec council prayer illegal

Publication: Metro News

Errol Mendes, Common Law Section, comments on the Supreme Court of Canada decision to prohibit prayers before municipal council meetings in Saguenay, Que. “I think it’s a fairly strong signal to the councils across the country that they really have to look at their practices. Essentially, the court is basically putting forward a very strong statement, not so much on freedom of religion but freedom from religion.”
 

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Jeudi, Avril 16, 2015
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