The head of an organization overseeing electrical work near two mosques in Côte-des-Neiges said there's no contract barring women from working on the construction site on Fridays, the Muslim day of prayers.

"We never received any request from the mosque or anyone else to remove women from the work site," said Serge Boileau, director of the Commission des services électriques de Montréal, which is responsible for installing underground electrical cables in Montreal.

"I spoke to the owner of the company doing work for us and they never received (a request) either. We have good relations with the owner of the mosques."

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