Mississauga amends noise bylaw to allow call to prayer


Mississauga's municipal politicians voted unanimously to temporarily waive current noise bylaw restrictions "for the broadcasting of the evening call to prayer from local mosques and other non-residential buildings regularly used for worship, for the period of Ramadan . . . up to May 24, 2020."

Crombie said lifting the bylaw offers Muslims hope during the lockdown which has kept them from joining friends and family during Ramadan. "During this time of isolation and unknowns, it will be comforting for many to hear the familiar call to prayer."

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