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Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City), also known as 2015 SCC 16, is the 2015 Supreme Court ruling against the Saguenay city council’s opening of municipal council meetings with a prayer. It is a landmark decision that has defined the meaning of secularism in Canada.
The most popular argument for religious accessories bans – for many, the only argument for religious accessories bans – is that they are in some way related to secularism. They’re not. In fact, quite the opposite.
Throughout the Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City) process, no less than five very different approaches to secularism were described. Thus far I’ve described the approaches that were not correct – approaches that were not actually secularism as properly defined. Happily, the final Supreme Court decision got secularism right. So in this instalment, I’ll discuss… Read more »
One of the fascinating aspects of the Mouvement laïque québécois v Saguenay (City) case was the way state secularism was defined… repeatedly. Multiple versions of state secularism were discussed and contrasted over the course of the case.