A Montreal mosque says it wants an apology for a TV news report falsely claiming that women were banned from a nearby construction site.
Quebec's labour minister confirmed on Thursday that there was no such contract.
The dubious TVA story got a huge reaction online, and it has already been picked up by the far-right Rebel Media, which declared it an example of a "no-go zone" being established.
TVA apologized on Friday and pulled the original story from its website. The channel also said it would investigate "the steps of the journalistic process carried out as part of this report."