Extremely-Orthodox Jewish congregations able to sue over Quebec’s ban on gatherings

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The Jewish Group Council of Montreal, the Jewish Hasidic Council of Quebec and several other different ultra-Orthodox Jewish congregations have despatched a lawyer’s letter to the Legault authorities urging it to rethink its ban on gatherings in synagogues and different locations of worship through the newest pandemic lockdown.

The letter, ready by the regulation agency of Dunton Rainville and delivered to the provincial authorities final Friday, warns that failure to rescind the ban will see their purchasers “regretfully” search redress earlier than the courts.

“Our purchasers have been very shocked by this announcement taken with none earlier session and whereas the measures they’d taken in collaboration with public authorities had proven their effectivity and permitted locations of worship to stay open,” reads the letter, “they’re additionally very involved by the intense penalties which will consequence with the closure of locations of worship for greater than 4 weeks.”