February 28, 2019 2:50 pm

Supreme Court of Canada dismisses Webber Academy case

Webber Academy file photo.

Global News

The Supreme Court of Canada says it’s won’t hear a case about two Calgary Muslim students who were barred from praying at a non-denominational private school.

The students were in Grade 9 and 10 at Webber Academy in 2011 and told the Alberta Human Rights Commission that praying is mandatory in their religion.

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The human rights tribunal ruled the school’s policy was too rigid and fined it $26,000 fine for discriminatory behaviour.

That decision was upheld by the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, but the school took the matter to the Alberta Court of Appeal.

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The Appeal court cited errors by the tribunal, overturned the decision and ordered a new hearing.

The Human Rights commission then tried to challenge that decision in the country’s top court but its application for leave to appeal was dismissed.

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