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Decision justifies safety over religious rights

Thursday, December 08, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Justine Laurier and Francesca Taddeo

On Sept. 21, in Singh et al. vs. Montreal Gateway Terminals Partnership et al. 2016 QCCS 4521, the Superior Court of Québec, speaking through Justice André Prévost, rendered an important decision to the effect that the level of dangerousness of a workplace and the real risks of injury which can occur there justify marine terminal operators favouring health and safety, even at the expense of the right to freedom of religion pursuant to the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms (the Quebec Charter) and the...