04/15/2015 09:56 EDT | Updated 06/24/2015 01:59 EDT

Supreme Court rules against prayer at municipal council meetings

The Supreme Court of Canada ruled unanimously this morning that elected officials do not have the right to recite prayers at municipal council meetings.

The case dates back to 2007, when a resident of Saguenay, Que., complained about councillors praying in public at city hall.

Canada's top court concluded Saguenay Mayor Jean Tremblay was promoting his own religious beliefs to the detriment of others', which is in breach of the state's duty of neutrality. 

The court ordered the mayor to stop reciting prayer.

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