Open Letter to Saint John Common Council to stop reciting prayer at Common Council Meetings

Posted on April 15, 2015 by

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.

Thank you,

Chris London

Saint John, NB