Sent to City Solicitor, Mayor and council, common clerk, and CBC News
RE: Supreme Court rules against prayer at municipal council meetings
Today the Supreme Court of Canada ruled against the reciting of prayers at municipal council meetings, based on an appeal from the city of Saguenay, Quebec.
As part of the disposition, the following was noted:
“order the respondents to cease the recitation of the prayer in the chambers where the municipal council meets”
The contents of the entire, officialSupreme Court decision can be found here:
Therefore, as a result of today’s Supreme Court of Canada decision against prayer at municipal council meetings, I am requesting that Saint John Common Council immediately stop reciting any public prayers at any time during meetings.
Saint John, NB