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VICTIM OF VOYEURISM CHALLENGES DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN AND CHILDREN IN QUEBEC’S CRIME VICTIM COMPENSATION REGIME


Montréal, October 2, 2019 — Quebec’s Indemnisation des victimes d’actes criminels (IVAC) discriminates against women and children who are victims of sexual offenses, and violates their constitutional right to the equal protection and the equal benefit of the law, said a mother who is denied compensation for being a victim of voyeurism.

« ILS AURAIENT PU ME TUER »: UN PÈRE NOIR FAIT FACE À TROIS POLICIERS DE REPENTIGNY BRAQUANT LEURS ARMES SUR LUI


Montréal, 29 septembre 2019 — Un père noir a failli d’être abattu par trois policiers à Repentigny à cause d’un malentendu lors d’une sortie avec son enfant, dans un parc de son quartier.

Le 15 septembre dernier, vers 16 h 00, monsieur Hèzu Kpowbié, 42 ans et spécialiste en techniques numériques dans une entreprise de média, se promène avec son fils de 8 ans et deux de ses amis de race blanche, dans le parc du Moulin à Repentigny, près de chez lui.

CRIMES HAINEUX AU QUÉBEC : IL FAUT DES ACTIONS FERMES ET EFFICACES


Montréal, 25 septembre 2019 — Le CRARR note l’urgence d’agir face à la situation des actes et des crimes haineux au Québec, dont la Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse a fait état dans un rapport de recherche rendu public aujourd’hui.

HATE CRIMES IN QUEBEC: CONCRETE AND EFFECTIVE ACTION IS NEEDED


Montreal, September 25, 2019 — Responding to findings of the research report released yesterday by the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission, CRARR stresses the urgent need to act in response to hate acts and crimes in Quebec.

SURVIVOR DENOUNCES FLAWS IN CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY’S ONLINE TRAINING ON CAMPUS SEXUAL VIOLENCE


Montreal, September 12, 2019 — Concordia University’s new mandatory online training program for faculty, staff and students tackling sexual violence has numerous serious flaws, said a former student who experienced sexual violence on campus three years ago.

A TEST CASE AGAINST CARDING AND STREET CHECKS: BLACK MAN FILES COMPLAINTS AGAINST SPVM OFFICERS


Montréal, August 29, 2019 — Being the target of numerous police stop-and-checks within the last two years, a Black father of four has finally decided to take legal action against Montreal police officers after yet again being unjustifiably stopped and forced to show identification.

“CLEANING THE CAR WHILE BLACK”: BLACK MALE DETAINED AND FINED FOR BEER BOTTLE IN PLASTIC BAG WHILE CLEANING HIS CAR IN NDG


Montréal, August 8, 2019 — In what is treated as an “outrageous” case of “Cleaning the Car While Black”, an English-speaking Black man in his forties was intercepted, detained, threatened with arrest and fined while taking out the garbage and cleaning his Mercedes Benz outside his home in NDG.

UPDATE: TRINIDADIAN MAN FROM LASALLE SUES MONTREAL POLICE OFFICERS FOR $93,000 FOR GROSS VIOLATION OF HIS CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS


Montréal, July 19, 2019 - A Trinidadian man from Lasalle is suing the City of Montreal and three of its police officers for $93,000 for racial profiling, abusive arrest, excessive force, and other violations of his constitutional rights after a police intervention that once again reinforces the Montreal Police Department’s negative standing among people of color.

BLACK SINGLE MOTHER ON WELFARE THREATENED WITH ARREST BY THE POLICE FOR “THEFT OF SERVICES”


Montréal, July 16, 2019 - A Black single mother on social assistance has filed a complaint with the Police Ethics Commissioner and the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission after being intimidated and threatened with arrest and a criminal charge over a disagreement concerning dental fees.

UNE MÈRE NOIRE DÉNONCE L’ASSOCIATION DES SCOUTS DU CANADA POUR L'USAGE D'UN CAHIER DE CHANTS TRUFFÉ DE STÉRÉOTYPES ANTI-NOIRS


Montréal, 8 juillet 2019 — Une mère d'origine haïtienne dénonce vivement l'Association des Scouts du Canada ‐ District de Montréal métropolitain (ASC‐DMM), pour avoir distribué aux jeunes filles un cahier de chants, le Cigalou, rempli de stéréotypes racistes à l'endroit des Noirs.

MONTREAL POLICE ASKED TO PAY $19,000 TO DISABLED BLACK MAN FOR VIOLENT DETENTION AND CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS


Montreal, May 23, 2019 - After five years, a disabled English-speaking Black man finally scored a major civil rights victory against the Montreal Police Service and two of its officers who roughly detained him near the Atwater metro station due to vague suspect description.

MONTREAL POLICE OFFICER SANCTIONED FOR ILLEGAL ARREST AND USE OF FORCE ON ARAB DRIVER


Montreal, May 9, 2019 — Due to misconduct towards an Arab driver, a Montreal police officer has been suspended for two days without pay.

In a decision dated April 26, the Police Ethics Committee ruled that Officer Sanjay Vig committed three breaches of the Code of Ethics of Quebec Police Officers: ordering a security deposit without issuing a ticket beforehand; making an illegal arrest; and using illegal force.

LASALLE BLACK COMMUNITY PROTESTS AGAINST BOROUGH'S SYSTEMIC EXCLUSION IN SPORTS, LEISURE AND YOUTH SERVICES


Montreal, April 29, 2019 — Members of the Lasalle English-speaking Black community are calling on Borough Mayor Manon Barbe and Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante to put an end to their systemic marginalization and exclusion from sports, leisure and youth development services that have served the community well over more than three decades before the closing of Lasalle Boys and Girls Club last year.

PROFILAGE RACIAL : LES CONCILIATIONS EN DÉONTOLOGIE POLICIÈRE NE SE TIENDRONT PLUS DANS DES POSTES DE POLICE


Montréal, 28 avril 2019 — Suite aux représentations du CRARR, le Commissaire à la déontologie policière a mis en place des changements positifs à ses services qui faciliteront le traitement des plaintes déposées par des citoyens et citoyennes, dont la décision de ne plus tenir la conciliation au poste de police où travaillent les policiers faisant l'objet de plainte.

DES PARENTS DÉNONCENT À L'ONU LES CAS DES JEUNES AUTISTES ABANDONNÉS PAR LES SYSTÈMES SCOLAIRE ET DE LA SANTÉ


Montréal, 25 avril 2019 — Exaspérés par la négligence et l'abandon à eux-mêmes de leurs enfants autistes par les systèmes scolaire et de santé québécois, deux parents encouragent les familles qui vivent les mêmes problèmes à dénoncer cette situation aux Nations-Unies.