The Supreme Court of Canada will be hearing a case on whether Saguenay City Council meetings can be opened with prayer recitations. The case was filed by Alain Simoneau. The Quebec Human Rights Tribunal ruled in favor of Simoneau. The Quebec Court of Appeal ruled in favor of Saguenay Mayor Jean Tremblay. Now the case is being appealed to the Supreme Court of Canada by Alain Simoneau and the Quebec Secular Movement.
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The outcome of Simoneau's case will affect whether prayer recitations are allowed at government meetings across Canada including in Saskatchewan and Saskatoon. I was hoping my prayer recitation case would have that kind of impact, but Simoneau's case was filed first in 2006 and will set the legal precedent for Canada.
The Canadian Secular Alliance has been granted intervener status in Simoneau's case. They could use your support:
There won't be any further developments in my cases until 2015. The Christmas message case was dismissed by the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission.
I, Ashu M. G. Solo, filed the following:
1. Civil rights case against the City of Saskatoon (Mayor's Office) and Councillor Randy Donauer for prayer recitations at government organized events
2. Code of Conduct complaint against Mayor Don Atchison for potential online campaign advertising violations
3. Civil rights case against the City of Saskatoon (Saskatoon Transit Services) for promoting holidays from only one religion on city buses
4. Human rights complaint against the City of Saskatoon (Executive Committee) for retaliating against me by not reappointing me to the Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee and not appointing me to another civic committee or board
5. Human rights complaint against the City of Saskatoon (City Solicitor’s Office) for retaliating against me by trying to deprive me of my right to directly communicate with members of City Council and by telling employees of other City of Saskatoon departments to not talk to me
6. Human rights complaint against the City of Saskatoon (Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Office) and City of Saskatoon (Living in Harmony Ad Hoc Subcommittee of Cultural Diversity and Race Relations Committee) for retaliating against me by not considering my submissions to the Living in Harmony Contest
This site contains my media releases, some case documents, emails to City Council, etc.
I don't waste my time arguing with opponents.
The backlash makes me much more determined to fight against bigotry and shows the need for these civil rights cases, so I'll be filing more civil rights cases. You ain't seen nothing yet.