Nativity scene removed from Montreal-area town hall - Canada - Canoe.ca (external - login to view)
"We asked ourselves if we were willing to display (symbols of) the five major religions," said Mayor Philippe Roy."This is not the role of the city, which is a secular public institution."
Funny, that. The muslims wanted an Islamic display to join the christian and jewish ones, so as a result, the city wont have any.
There was no mention that the muslims had any objection to the existing displays.
In the civilized world that is 12/26.
I have no problem with a city hall not having a religious display. They could have also had a display on demand assuming they had the budget to create the additional displays.
Even without the city display, the church across the street should be able to have any display it chooses on its front lawn. If that ceases to be the case, then that would be a cause for concern.