In 2015, a unanimous Supreme Court of Canada decision ruled that Saguenay, Quebec’s city council could no longer open its meetings with a Catholic prayer stating that in doing so, those meetings infringed on freedom of conscience and religion.
The court stated that religious neutrality: “requires that the state neither favour nor hinder any particular belief.”
But apparently at Toronto City Hall, what’s good for the Catholic goose doesn’t apply to the Islamic gander because recently, according to The Quiggan Report, council chambers hosted a religious ceremony celebrating the breaking of the Ramadan fast.
Holding the prayer was the idea of Ward 42 councillor Neethan Shan in conjunction with Toronto Mayor John Tory, and that isn’t the only incident that shows there seems to be a double standard applied when it comes to Islam.
The ongoing capitulation we see in Toronto is disturbing and shameful, and is aided, abetted and accelerated by Islamic fifth columnists and their liberal allies who appear to be consumed with white guilt.
Increasingly, Toronto City Hall seems dismissive of Canadian law and beholden to Sharia law.