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Prayers at New Brunswick legislature in question following Supreme Court ruling

04/16/2015 10:47 EDT | Updated 06/28/2015 10:59 EDT
FREDERICTON - The Speaker of the New Brunswick legislature says it's too soon to say if a Supreme Court of Canada decision will impact the daily prayer in the legislative assembly.

Chris Collins says legislature staff are studying Wednesday's ruling that prayers cannot continue at municipal council meetings in Saguenay, Que.

In a unanimous ruling, the court said the reading of a Catholic prayer at council meetings infringes on freedom of conscience and religion.

Collins says legislature staff will forward their findings to committee of the legislature for a decision.

He says it could be some time before a decision is made.

Collins says there will be a prayer when the legislature sits again on Tuesday.