Saguenay Mayor Jean Tremblay, an outspoken Catholic, has led the fight to say prayers before city council.
He won a case before the Quebec court of appeal in 2013, which ruled that he would be allowed to maintain his religious observances, saying the prayers don’t come into conflict with the moral convictions of residents who aren’t religious.
The Quebec Court of Appeal ruling overturned a previous ruling by the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal, which had ordered councillors to stop reciting prayers.
The Quebec Secular Movement challenged the appeal court ruling to the country's top court.
More to come.