Scheduling gaffe for anti-Charter of Values demo
A scheduling gaffe in tomorrow's anti-Charter of Values rally means many members of Montreal's Jewish community won't be able to take part.
Côte Saint-Luc city councillor Michael Cohen said the error, even if unintentional, is also unfortunate.
"They're really depriving the Jewish community from attending: first, it's on the Jewish Sabbath and second of all, it's on Yom Kippur, the Holiest Day of the year," Cohen told CJAD 800 News.
The rally was touted as a union of Muslim, Sikh Jewish and First Nations communities.
"I don't know who's representing the Jewish community there on Yom Kippur, I'd like to find out."
Salam Elmanyawi, co-organizer and president of the Muslim Council of Montreal, said it was a matter of miscommunication.
"Somebody told them Yom Kippur is on the 17th and the person in charge of timing did not go and double check," Elmanyawi told the Andrew Carter Morning Show.
And Elmanyawi said they were then only informed about the correct date at the last minute. He added there will be other protest events every weekend so everyone can attend.
The rally is being held at noon tomorrow at Place Émilie Gamelin near Berri-UQAM metro.
Photo: Michel Boyer