WATCH ABOVE: Raw footage of the municipal council in Saint-Lambert Wednesday night.
SAINT-LAMBERT – It seems there won’t be new religious institutions setting up in Saint-Lambert anytime soon.
The city’s municipal council met Wednesday night to consider their contentious zoning proposal to limit the number of religious institutions.
According to Mayor Alain Dépatie, the majority of citizens support the proposal, which would limit the number of zones open to religious institutions to nine – down from the previous 19.
Eight of those zones are already occupied by Christian institutions.
The mayor said the city is simply reviewing its zoning regulations and defended itself against accusations of discrimination.