The Canadian Press

2015-04-15 | SCOC Quebec Prayers

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The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled the municipal council in the Quebec town of Saguenay cannot open its meetings with a prayer. In a unanimous decision, the country's top court said that reciting a prayer at council meetings infringes on freedom of conscience and religion. Quebec Justice Minister Stephanie Vallee says the government is going ahead with plans to introduce legislation dealing with secularism and religious accommodation. but she had no immediate comment on the court ruling. (A little over a year ago -- during election night on April 7th, 2014 -- Premier Philippe Couillard said he wanted to rapidly adopt secularism legislation.)

Date: 2015-04-15
Placeline: QUEBEC CITY.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 13 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << we're actually working on this with the the neutrality and then we're going to take I'm going to analyze the judgment and see its impact on Quebec legislation and on what we intend to do >>


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