Rimouski mayor’s attempt to ban Anti-Islamist event leads to human rights complaint

La Meute tract – “No to all kinds of religious accommodation”

A far-right group that believes radical Islamists are endangering Quebec culture says it has filed a human rights complaint against the city of Rimouski over what it contends is discrimination based on the group’s political beliefs.

Sylvain Brouillette, a spokesperson for La Meute — or Wolf Pack — told CBC News that the group wants financial compensation and an apology, after the municipality’s last-minute cancellation of the group’s reservation at a local community centre earlier this week.

“Whether it’s based on political convictions or race, it’s no different,” said Brouillette.

“It’s discrimination, and we think our rights were violated.”