Blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law

Tag: Quebec Charter

  • Amen: The Supreme Court of Canada’s Judgment in Mouvement laïque québécois v. Saguenay (City)

    –Léonid Sirota, JSD Candidate, NYU School of Law; Lecturer, Civil Law Section, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law One week ago, on April 15, 2015, the Supreme Court of Canada delivered its decision in Mouvement laïque québécois v. Saguenay (City), 2015 SCC 16, holding that the respondent city’s practice of starting municipal council meetings with a prayer was contrary to its duty of neutrality and amounted to religious discrimination under Québec’s Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (usually referred to as the Québec Charter).