Friday, February 12, 2021

Court Says Quebec Worship Limits Apply To Capacity for Each Room

Canadian Lawyer reports on a decision interpreting Quebec's COVID-19 limits on indoor worship services:

Current restrictions on indoor religious gatherings in Montreal means that a maximum of 10 people may congregate in each room of a house of worship, as long as each has a separate entrance or access to the street, the Quebec Superior Court of Justice has ruled in interpreting public health regulations during COVID-19.

Superior Court Justice Chantal Masse’s decision on Feb. 5 ended the legal battle of the Quebec Council of Hasidic Jews and several Jewish congregations, which successfully argued the 10-person limit per synagogue was unacceptable and violated freedom of religion....