Fondé en 1983 --Unis pour la diversité et l'égalité raciale


CONSUMER RACIAL PROFILING: CRARR ADVISOR DENIED A BANK CARD, AN ARAB MAN REFUSED A BANK ACCOUNT


Montréal, November 5, 2019 - Being subjected to unfounded suspicions and multiple ID checks at the bank counter has led a Black man and an Arab man to take two banks to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

In the case of the Black man, the experience was particularly frustrating because of his work as advisor to CRARR on racial profiling and policing.

RACISME DANS L’EMPLOI AU PARC JEAN-DRAPEAU : LE CRARR DEMANDE À L’IATSE DE SUSPENDRE SON VICE-PRÉSIDENT LOCAL


Montréal, 3 novembre, 2019 -Le CRARR demande à l’Alliance internationale des Employés de Scène et Théâtre (AIEST) de destituer son Vice-président local suite à sa déclaration controversée sur la situation de racisme dans l’emploi qui perdure depuis trois ans, exposant un employé noir à la discrimination et au harcèlement à la Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau (SPJD).

RACISM AT JEAN-DRAPEAU PARK IN MONTREAL: CRARR CALLS ON IATSE TO REMOVE LOCAL VICE-PRESIDENT FOR REMARKS ON RACISM


Montréal, November 3, 2019 - CRARR calls the International Alliance of Technician Stage Employees (IATSE), Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada to remove its Montreal Vice-President for making racially discriminatory remarks in relation to a Black employee of the Société du Parc Jean-Drapeau (SPJD) who experienced racial discrimination and harassment on the job.

LE CRARR APPUIE L’APPEL DU CONSEILLER MARVIN ROTRAND POUR METTRE FIN AUX INTERPELLATIONS POLICIÈRES DISCRIMINATOIRES À MONTRÉAL


Montréal, 25 octobre 2019 — Le CRARR appuie avec enthousiasme la motion du conseiller municipal Marvin Rotrand demandant à la Ville de Montréal et au Gouvernement du Québec de prendre des mesures pour éliminer les interpellations policières abusives et marquées par la discrimination et le profilage racial.

RACIAL PROFILING: CRARR ENDORSES COUNCILLOR MARVIN ROTRAND’S CALL TO END DISCRIMINATORY STREET CHECKS


Montreal, October 25, 2019 — CRARR fully endorses City Councillor Marvin Rotrand’s motion calling on the City of Montreal and the Quebec Government to enact measures to ban discriminatory street checks and racial profiling in the province’s metropolis.

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.