City councillor takes issue with Yom Kippur council shutdown
An opposition city councillor says shutting down council activities for the Yom Kippur holiday represents an unreasonable accomodation.
Villeray-St. Michel-Park Extension borough mayor Anie Samson, speaking for Vision Montreal, told the Gazette that while she recognizes the significance of the Jewish high holidays, shutting down council to accomodate just a few councillors sets a dangerous precedent.
City council activities are scheduled to halt Tuesday night, when the holiday begins, and resume Thursday morning.
Photo: Vision Montreal