Civil Liberties Organization Considering Appeal of Bill 21 Stay Decision

– For Immediate Release –

(Montreal – July 18, 2019) The National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) and the Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) have received Justice Yergeau’s decision that denied our application for a stay of Bill 21.

“No one ever said that defending our civil liberties would be easy” said Mustafa Farooq, Executive Director of NCCM, “We are reviewing the decision now, and are considering our options to appeal.”

“This is a disappointing decision that permits a discriminatory law to continue to operate, while causing real harms to individuals who simply wish to go to work in their jobs and chosen professions. We remain ready to fight this to the end,” said Noa Mendelsohn Aviv, Equality Program Director for CCLA.

Updates will be provided as they are received.

The NCCM is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization that is a leading voice for civic engagement and the promotion of human rights.

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association is an independent, national organization that has, since its founding in 1964, been fighting for the civil liberties, human rights, and democratic freedoms of all people across Canada.