A rally outside Cote St Luc's city hall this evening drew several hundred attendees to see a giant Christmas tree and menorah lit up and to hear several local and political leaders denounce Quebec's secularism charter.
It was billed as a rally for religious freedom, but there was a real sense of anger at the Marois government over what Cote St Luc mayor Anthony Housefather called an "odious" law.
The crowd cheered and applauded speakers rebuking the government for introducing the legislation. Taking the podium alongside Housefather were Hampstead mayor Bill Steinberg, Montreal West mayor Beny Masella and rabbi Reuben Poupko.
The mayors announced that if the law is passed in the National Assembly, they will challenge it in court.
And if the courts do not strike it down, the municipalities will not comply with it.