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By Patricia Petit Liang

A Quebec judge has determined that a lower court justice’s decision to deny a woman from court because she was wearing a hijab goes against the principles of Canadian law protecting freedom of religion.

According to the Globe and Mail, Rania El-Alloul was told by Judge Eliana Marengo in February of 2015 that she could not have her car insurance case processed if she came to court wearing a hijab.

Despite this recent ruling, it is uncertain whether or not other women will be able to wear their hijabs at future court appearances.

By Patricia Petit Liang

Justice Louis Gouin suspended several aspects of Montreal’s pit bull bylaw on Wednesday.

However, CTV News reported that Denis Coderre claimed in an open letter that he is planning to appeal the suspension.

Coderre also stated that construction for the city’s new animal control centre will begin next year so that the city will no longer have to rely on the SPCA and Berger Blanc for animal control.

By Patricia Petit Liang

The RCMP delivered a historic apology to female officers and civilians as well as a $100 million settlement for harassment, discrimination and sexual abuse.

According to CBC News, RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson apologized and praised the women the RCMP failed for their courage.

Paulson additionally apologized to all of Canada, stating that these horrific events have led to widespread disappointment in the national police force.


By Patricia Petit Liang

Hurricane Matthew has taken the lives of more than 400 people in Haiti and killed 4 people in the Dominican Republic.

According to BBC News, Hurricane Matthew has become the most powerful Caribbean storm in the last decade.

The hurricane has destroyed vital bridges, buildings and powerlines and more than 350, 000 people in Haiti are now in desperate need of food, fresh water and medical attention.

Hurricane Matthew is currently making its way to the US state of Florida and will be the most powerful hurricane the state has ever experienced.