02 March 2015

Rania El-Alloul hijab ruling draws complaint against Quebec judge

A Montreal resident has filed a complaint against Quebec Judge Eliana Marengo over her decision not to hear the case of a Muslim woman because she was wearing a hijab.

Rania El-Alloul appeared in Quebec court Feb. 24 in an attempt to recover her vehicle, which had been seized by Quebec’s automobile insurance board, the SAAQ.

Marengo refused to hear El-Alloul’s testimony unless she removed her hijab, which El-Alloul would not do. [CBC/Radio-Canada]Read more