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AFTER SIX YEARS, JULIAN MENEZES SETTLED CASE OF RACIAL PROFILING WITH THE CITY, WITH MANY SYSTEMIC ISSUES LEFT UNTOUCHED


Montréal, August 21, 2018 — Six years after he filed civil rights and police ethics complaints against two Montreal Police officers for racial profiling and other illegal practices, Julian Menezes has reached a settlement with the City.

The settlement, concluded in June of this year, includes a payment of $25,000 with no admission of liability.

UNE VICTIME DE RACISME ENTREPREND DES RECOURS CONTRE LA COMMISSION DES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE


Montréal, 16 août 2018 — — Un immigrant d’origine haïtienne, qui s’est vu refuser un emploi à la Société de transport de Montréal et qui a déposé une plainte en 2011 à la Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse en lien avec ce refus, a intenté un recours civil contre celle-ci pour grossière négligence dans le traitement de son dossier.

VICTIMS TO CONSIDER LEGAL ACTION AFTER HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION REJECTED CASE DESPITE COMPLAINT OF BIASED STAFF CONDUCT


Montréal, August 2, 2018 - Despite the victims’ complaint that the staff person’s handling of their case was biased and failed to follow proper procedures, commissioners at the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission decided to close a case by adopting the recommendation of this staff person pending the outcome of the complaint against her.

LE CAS DE L’INTERDICTION DES LANGUES PARLÉES À LAVAL PASSE À L’ENQUÊTE PAR LA COMMISSION DES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE


Montréal, 26 février 2018 — L’interdiction par l’Office municipal d’habitation de Laval (OMHL) imposée aux employés d’origine latino-américaine et anglophones de converser dans leurs langues maternelles pendant les heures de travail, même dans les conversations privées, fera l’objet d’une enquête par la Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse.

LAVAL HOUSING OFFICE LANGUAGE BAN CASE GOES TO CIVIL RIGHTS INVESTIGATION


Montréal, July 26, 2018 - A case involving the Laval Municipal Housing Office’s prohibition to Latin American and English-speaking staff from speaking in Spanish or English among themselves during office hours, even in private conversations, is heading to investigation by the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission.

DISABLED WOMAN WITH SERVICE DOG MISTREATED AT CHÂTEAUGUAY WALMART: BETTER POLICY AND TRAINING NEEDED


Montreal, July 22, 2018 — A disabled woman in her fifties is charging that the Châteauguay Walmart has violated her rights and failed to follow its own policy on service animals when a store employee stopped and publicly treated her in a vexatious manner.

SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION AGAINST ENGLISH-SPEAKING CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES: PARENTS TO FILE COMPLAINT


Montréal, July 19, 2018 - The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is being taken to the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission for engaging in systemic discrimination based on disability, language and social condition towards children with learning disabilities and autism and their families.

SUPERIOR COURT TO HEAR APPEAL BY CHÂTEAUGUAY BLACK DRIVER WHO WAS PEPPER SPRAYED IN A DRIVING WHILE BLACK CASE


Montréal, July 6, 2018 — A Châteauguay Anglophone Black man, John Chilcott, who was tailed, stopped, pepper sprayed by a police officer and then arrested while driving his daughters to school in December 2015, will appear in court this coming Monday to present his appeal.

SHOPPING WHILE BLACK: BLACK WOMAN STILL TRAUMATIZED AFTER BEING MISTAKENLY ARRESTED AT THE BRICK STORE IN THE WEST ISLAND


Montréal, July 3, 2018 — One year after being arrested and handcuffed while shopping at The Brick in the West Island, an English-speaking Black woman still experiences intense trauma as her complaints of consumer racial profiling proceed through formal channels.

L’AMIE DU CONDUCTEUR NOIR DEMANDE UNE ENQUÊTE SUR L’USAGE DE LA FORCE POLICIÈRE À L’ENDROIT DES PERSONNES RACISÉES


Montréal, 28 juin 2018 — Après que son ami ait été aspergé de poivre de cayenne à bout portant et arrêté par des policiers de Montréal lors du week-end du Grand Prix, une femme noire dépose actuellement des plaintes et demande une enquête sur l'incident et sur la problématique du lien entre la race et la force policière excessive déployée par des policiers du SPVM.