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TVA apologizes for report about mosques demanding women be excluded from worksite

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WATCH: TVA is apologizing for a report that claims members of two Montreal mosques asked for female workers to be excluded from a nearby construction site. Global's Billy Shields reports – Dec 15, 2017

French-language network TVA is apologizing for a baseless report that said members of two Montreal mosques asked for female construction workers to be excluded from a nearby site.

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The network’s management posted a short statement online Friday to say it regrets the situation and that it is apologizing to various stakeholders and viewers affected by the report.

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It says the report was based on comments by two entrepreneurs on Tuesday whose versions subsequently changed.

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The brouhaha erupted when TVA initially reported the mosques had requested the no-women policy for the construction site during the busy Friday prayer sessions.

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The mosques vehemently denied the claim and Quebec’s Construction Commission, after studying documents and meeting with all sides, said mosque officials had not made any request or demand concerning women.

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TVA management says it is conducting an internal investigation into the matter.

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