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Quebec’s face-covering law heads for constitutional challenge

These violations cannot be justified in Quebec's free and democratic society,' plaintiffs say By Benjamin Shingler CBC News | November 7, 2017 Civil liberties advocates have launched a legal challenge over the constitutionality of Quebec's face-covering ban, arguing it "directly infringes on the freedom of religion of individuals." The law passed last month requires people to uncover their face to receive public services under certain circumstances. The legal challenge, filed Tuesday in Quebec Superior Court, contests a section of the province's religious neutrality law under both Quebec's Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and the ...

Quebec’s face-covering law heads for constitutional challenge

These violations cannot be justified in Quebec's free and democratic society,' plaintiffs say By Benjamin Shingler CBC News | November 7, 2017 Civil liberties advocates have launched a legal challenge over the constitutionality of Quebec's face-covering ban, arguing it "directly infringes on the freedom of religion of individuals." The law passed last month requires people to uncover their face to receive public services under certain circumstances. The legal challenge, filed Tuesday in Quebec Superior Court, contests a section of the province's religious neutrality law under both Quebec's Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms and the ...

NCCM and CCLA launch legal challenge against Quebec’s Bill 62

Le texte français suivra -For Immediate Release- Constitutional lawsuit filed in Quebec Superior Court seeks stay order against bill's Section 10 (Montreal - November 7, 2017) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), two prominent civil liberties & advocacy organizations, today filed a lawsuit in Quebec Superior Court challenging the constitutionality of Bill 62. On October 18, 2017, the Quebec National Assembly enacted Bill 62, An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality, and, in particular, to provide a framework for requests for accommodations on religious grounds ...

NCCM and CCLA launch legal challenge against Quebec’s Bill 62

Le texte français suivra -For Immediate Release- Constitutional lawsuit filed in Quebec Superior Court seeks stay order against bill's Section 10 (Montreal - November 7, 2017) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA), two prominent civil liberties & advocacy organizations, today filed a lawsuit in Quebec Superior Court challenging the constitutionality of Bill 62. On October 18, 2017, the Quebec National Assembly enacted Bill 62, An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality, and, in particular, to provide a framework for requests for accommodations on religious grounds ...

NCCM calls on the Court of Quebec and Attorney-General to uphold religious freedom in courtrooms

Version française suivra -For Immediate Release- (Ottawa – February 27, 2015) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, today calls on the Court of Quebec and the Attorney-General of Quebec to reaffirm the right of all Canadians to exercise their religious freedom in a courtroom. According to audio recordings obtained by the media, a Court of Quebec judge recently told Rania El-Alloul she could not wear her hijab in the courtroom. "Hats and sunglasses for example, are not allowed. And I don't see why scarves on the head would be either," Judge Eliana Marengo says in the ...

NCCM calls on the Court of Quebec and Attorney-General to uphold religious freedom in courtrooms

Version française suivra -For Immediate Release- (Ottawa – February 27, 2015) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent civil liberties & advocacy organization, today calls on the Court of Quebec and the Attorney-General of Quebec to reaffirm the right of all Canadians to exercise their religious freedom in a courtroom. According to audio recordings obtained by the media, a Court of Quebec judge recently told Rania El-Alloul she could not wear her hijab in the courtroom. "Hats and sunglasses for example, are not allowed. And I don't see why scarves on the head would be either," Judge Eliana Marengo says in the ...

NCCM calls on authorities to pursue charges in bomb threat at Quebec mosque

Version française suivra -For Immediate Release- Calls on leaders to condemn latest anti-Muslim incident (Ottawa – November 26, 2014) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent Muslim civil liberties advocacy organization, today calls on police authorities to fully investigate an alleged bomb threat made against a Quebec mosque, and further calls on political leaders to publicly condemn anti-Muslim harassment. According to a media report, police received a call that a bomb had been placed at a mosque in the Chateauguay neighbourhood, an off-island suburb of Montreal.  Police reportedly evacuated several buildings in ...

NCCM calls on authorities to pursue charges in bomb threat at Quebec mosque

Version française suivra -For Immediate Release- Calls on leaders to condemn latest anti-Muslim incident (Ottawa – November 26, 2014) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent Muslim civil liberties advocacy organization, today calls on police authorities to fully investigate an alleged bomb threat made against a Quebec mosque, and further calls on political leaders to publicly condemn anti-Muslim harassment. According to a media report, police received a call that a bomb had been placed at a mosque in the Chateauguay neighbourhood, an off-island suburb of Montreal.  Police reportedly evacuated several buildings in ...

Canadian Muslims denounce ‘appalling attack’ in Quebec

-For Immediate Release- (Ottawa - October 21, 2014) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, categorically condemns the recent attack on two Canadian soldiers at a mall parking lot near Montreal which has left one soldier dead and another injured. See: Globe & Mail - Suspect in Quebec attack was on Ottawa's radar, had passport seized "Canadian Muslims denounce this appalling attack and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," says NCCM Executive Director Ihsaan Gardee. Early reports have indicated that the now deceased suspect was on an RCMP watch ...

Canadian Muslims denounce ‘appalling attack’ in Quebec

-For Immediate Release- (Ottawa - October 21, 2014) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM), a prominent Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization, categorically condemns the recent attack on two Canadian soldiers at a mall parking lot near Montreal which has left one soldier dead and another injured. See: Globe & Mail - Suspect in Quebec attack was on Ottawa's radar, had passport seized "Canadian Muslims denounce this appalling attack and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families," says NCCM Executive Director Ihsaan Gardee. Early reports have indicated that the now deceased suspect was on an RCMP watch ...