Segregated swimming prompts complaint

Posted By: Trudie Mason · 1/9/2013 9:58:00 AM

A woman is complaining about the gender-specific swimming sessions offered for years at the city pool in the borough of Cote des Neiges - NDG.  

The borough began offering the sessions because of requests from some Muslim and Jewish residents.  Two hours a week are set aside for men only, and two for women only, with people of all beliefs able to take part.

The woman is complaining about discrimination because she was turned away when she arrived with her two young children during the men only period last Sunday.  And she is getting a sympathetic response from the Council on the Status of Women and Quebec's secular movement, both of which have concerns about the segregated swimming sessions.

 

Photo credit: rufino uribe

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