Tag: Quebec Superior Court

Quebec Court Says Justice Minister’s Intervention on Judge Bilingualism Illegal

MONTREAL—The Quebec Superior Court has ruled that the province’s justice minister does not get to decide whether judges can be required to speak English as well as French. The case was centred around half a dozen Quebec court judge postings in Montreal and surrounding areas, where Chief Judge Lucie Rondeau deemed it necessary that candidates…


John Gomery, Judge Who Led Inquiry Exposing Quebec Sponsorship Scandal, Dies at 88

MONTREAL—John Gomery, the judge who led a public inquiry into a scandal that led to the defeat of the Liberals in the 2006 federal election, has died at age 88. His daughter confirmed his death to The Canadian Press today. Gomery was a Quebec Superior Court justice when he was named to head an inquiry…


Quebec Court Upholds Most of Province’s Controversial Secularism Law

MONTREAL—The Quebec Superior Court has largely upheld the province’s law that bans certain public sector workers from wearing religious symbols on the job. Justice Marc-Andre Blanchard did however rule that certain provisions of the law are unconstitutional as they pertain to English school boards. The judge also struck down a ban on members of the…


Quebec Court Upholds Most of Province’s Controversial Secularism Law, Exempts English School Boards

MONTREAL—The Quebec Superior Court has largely upheld the province’s law that bans certain public sector workers from wearing religious symbols on the job. Justice Marc-Andre Blanchard did however rule that certain provisions of the law are unconstitutional as they pertain to English school boards. The judge also struck down a ban on members of the…


Quebec Judge Sides With Hasidic Jews, Changes COVID Rules on Religions Gatherings

MONTREAL—A Quebec Superior Court judge has ruled in favour of a group of Hassidic Jews who had challenged the province’s COVID-19 restrictions on religious gatherings. The ruling delivered today by Justice Chantal Masse says up to 10 people are allowed to gather in each room of a synagogue to pray—as long as each room has…