The Canadian Press

2015-02-28 | Quebec Court Hijab Dispute

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A Quebec judge is being widely criticized for her refusal this week to hear a woman's case unless she removed her hijab. Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard calls the case disturbing, while the Canadian Civil Liberties Association says the judge violated the woman's Canadian Charter right to freedom of religion. Liberal leader Justin Trudeau was also blunt in his criticism. (But a court spokeswoman (Annie-Claude Bergeron) says Judge Eliana Marengo will not bow to public pressure, adding that judges are masters of their courtroom and set the rules of the court as they see fit.)

Date: 2015-02-28
Placeline: MONTREAL.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 17 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << this is just plain wrong the fact that in this situation in a courtroom of all places as someone's fundamental rights weren't respected is absolutely unacceptable and we expect that there will be a consequences >>