Multiculturalism in Canada: Women excluded from a construction site near mosques

The leaders of two mosques pressured an entrepreneur to ensure that there were no women on construction sites near his places of worship on Friday prayers.

The management of mosques located in the Côte-des-Neiges-Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough in Montreal, first asked the contractor not to do any work on Friday so as not to harm the day of prayer. A request refused because of delays that would have resulted. The manufacturer has instead committed not to make noise on Friday, a clause that is also written in black on white in the contract.

The mosque leaders then claimed that the women would not be visible on Fridays on the construction sites near the two mosques, and the contractor said he could prove it.

The measure targets five women, four signalers and one engineer, who had to be reassigned elsewhere, according to information obtained via the TVA News Facebook account.

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