The Supreme Court of Canada held that a decision by the Council of Commissioners of the School Board prohibiting a Sikh student from wearing a kirpan to school infringed freedom of religion guaranteed by section 2(a) of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Administrative law – Human rights – Charter of Rights and Freedoms – Freedom of Religion – Decisions of administrative tribunals – School boards – Powers and duties Multani v. Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys, [2006] S.C.J. No. 6, Supreme Court of Canada, March 2, 2006, McLachlin C.J. and Major*, Bastarache, Binnie, LeBel, Deschamps, Fish, Abella and Charron JJ. ...