Mus­lims to have ceme­tery in Que­bec City

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - CANADA -

QUE­BEC — Mus­lims in Que­bec City are go­ing to have their own ceme­tery af­ter all. Mayor Regis Labeaume and rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the city’s Mus­lim com­mu­nity made the an­nounce­ment at a news con­fer­ence Fri­day.

The ceme­tery is ex­pected to be ready this fall and will be lo­cated on a par­cel of land of about 6,000 square me­tres the city is sell­ing to the Mus­lim com­mu­nity for about $270,000. The news comes just three weeks af­ter a pro­posal aimed at set­ting up a Mus­lim ceme­tery in a town south­west of Que­bec City was de­feated in a ref­er­en­dum by a 19-16 mar­gin.

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