Quebec judge denies request to suspend ban on prayer room spaces in public schools

A Quebec Superior Court justice has denied a request to suspend the province’s ban on prayer room spaces in public schools.

The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) and the National Council of Canadian Muslims (NCCM) had argued that the ban was causing irreparable harm to Muslim students.

Justice Lukasz Granosik disagreed, ruling today that the groups did not prove that there was an urgent need to stay the province’s decree while their case is heard on its merits.