Fearing backlash from Quebec's far-right, venues cancel Muslim event celebrating hijab


The Commission Scolaire de Montréal - a French-language school board known by its acronym CSDM - had agreed this year to, once again, rent them the auditorium at Louis-Joseph-Papineau High School. The event was to take place Sunday. But on Thursday, the Journal de Montréal ran a column by Lise Ravary under the headline "Abuse of young girls at the CSDM." It was critical of the school board's decision to let the Muslim group use the auditorium.