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No Shari'a law in Ontario

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Submitted by Paul (Canada), Feb 15, 2006 at 13:49

Just as a matter of clarification, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty announced on Sunday September 11, 2005 (fitting date...) that Ontario would outlaw all forms of religious arbitration, including Islamic law or Shari'a. Indeed, Ontario's Arbitration Act had allowed, since early 90s, the passing of certain legal disputes (mainly family and business) to religious bodies (including Jewish, Christian and islamic "courts"). For one account on the matter, see: http://www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=19547

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