National Post (Latest Edition)

TRIBUNAL DECISION ON PRAYER IN SCHOOL OVERTURNED

-

A complaint by two Muslim students who were not allowed to pray at a non-denominati­onal private school in Calgary is headed back to the Alberta Human Rights Commission. The Court of Appeal of Alberta ruled Friday the decision five years ago by a commission tribunal, which ordered Webber Academy to pay a $26,000 fine for discrimina­tory behaviour, included a number of errors. The human

rights tribunal ruled the school’s policy was too rigid and it could have accommodat­ed the students. That decision was upheld by the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench. The school then took the matter to the Court of Appeal. The school’s president, Neil Webber, pictured, was happy with the ruling and said he hopes to preserve the secular nature of the school.

 ??  ??

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada