Huntingdon rejects Muslim cemetary
The mayor of Huntingdon - a man not known for mincing his words - is calling some town councillors racist after they again voted down a development project that would have included a Muslim burial ground.
Stephane Gendron says the deal he negotiated with a group of Muslim businesspeople would have brought Huntingdon a million dollars worth of infrastructure investment. He intends to present the project again at the next council meeting.
Gendron sees a direct link between the attitude of certain councillors and the debate surrounding the proposed Charter of Quebec Values. He says the project was rejected due to ignorance and institutional racism and instead of proposing a charter, the province should put some time into passing the word that bigotry is not a Quebec value.