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PEPPER-SPRAYED AND ARRESTED BY THE POLICE DURING THE GRAND PRIX, A BLACK COUPLE TAKES LEGAL ACTION


Montréal, November 21, 2018 — A Black man and his girlfriend, both of whom were pepper-sprayed and violently arrested by police officers during the Grand Prix in Montreal, want to hold not only the arresting police officers accountable, the SPVM, but also the supervisor who was present and who could have acted to avoid the abuse.

“SHOPPING WHILE BLACK”: BLACK MAN FILES COMPLAINT AGAINST THE BAY FOR CONSUMER RACIAL PROFILING, DETENTION


Montréal, November 14, 2018 — An English-speaking Black man in his 50s will take The Bay to the Human Rights Commission for having detained and interrogated him after he applied for a Hudson Bay credit card.

The downtown department store staff then called the police after suspecting his identification was fake when filling out the required credit card form.

NOMINATION DU PROCHAIN DIRECTEUR DU SPVM : LES COMPÉTENCES EN MATIÈRE DE DIVERSITÉ DOIVENT ÊTRE EXAMINÉES


Montréal, 9 novembre 2018 — Dans le processus de nomination du prochain directeur du SPVM, la Ville de Montréal doit examiner de près la position, la sensibilité et les réalisations concrètes de celui-ci en matière de diversité, d'équité et de droits de la personne, ainsi que ses compétences dans la prestation des services auprès de la population de Montréal.

PROFILAGE RACIAL À REPENTIGNY : PLUS DE 15 POLICIERS IMPLIQUÉS DANS DES PLAINTES À DÉPOSER PAR UN JEUNE NOIR


Montréal, 31 octobre 2018 — Après quatre ans de harcèlement et de profilage à répétition par les policiers de Repentigny, un jeune Noir et sa famille ont décidé de déposer des plaintes contre une quinzaine de policiers du Service de police de la Ville de Repentigny.

RACIAL PROFILING IN REPENTIGNY: MORE THAN 15 POLICE OFFICERS CITED IN COMPLAINTS FILED BY A YOUNG BLACK MAN


Montréal, October 31, 2018 — After four years of being repeatedly subjected to racial harassment and profiling by the police in Repentigny, a young Black man and his family have decided to file complaints against more than 15 police officers of that municipality.

CRARR CALLS FOR RACIAL DIVERSITY IN APPOINTMENTS TO THE CANADIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION


Montreal, October 4, 2018 — The Government of Canada should make racial and ethnic diversity a fundamental criterion in its appointment of members of the Canadian Human Rights Commission.

LES ÉLECTIONS DE 2018 : UN PLUS GRAND NOMBRE DE DÉPUTÉS ISSUS DES MINORITÉS RACISÉES


Montréal, 2 octobre 2018 — Un nombre significatif de membres des minorités racisées et ethnoculturelles élus à l’Assemblée nationale du Québec hier démontre que le changement démographique a également modifié les couleurs de la démocratie québécoise.

BLACK WOMAN ACCUSES THE MONTREAL POLICE OF POSSIBLE OBSTRUCTION OF THE INVESTIGATION OF HER OFFICER MISCONDUCT COMPLAINT


Montréal, September 7, 2018 - A Black woman is accusing the Montreal Police (SPVM) of obstructing the Police Ethics Commissioner’s investigation into her complaint of police officers’ misconduct since it did not cooperate in good faith with the Commissioner’s office.

APPEL URGENT POUR L'AIDE FINANCIÈRE À UNE VICTIME D’AGRESSION RACISTE DÉLAISSÉE PAR LA COMMISSION DES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE


Montréal, 31 août 2018 — Le CRARR lance un appel urgent pour le financement des frais légaux de Harrold Acquah, un homme handicapée anglophone unilingue de race noire, que la Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse a décidé de ne pas représenter devant le Tribunal des droits de la personne.

URGENT APPEAL FOR FINANCIAL AID FOR A DISABLED BLACK VICTIM OF HATE CRIME LEFT ON HIS OWN BY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION


Montréal, August 31st, 2018 - CRARR is launching an urgent appeal for public funding for Harrold Acquah, a disabled English-speaking Black victim of a racist hate crime, who has been left by the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission to seek justice before the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal by himself and at his own expense.

LAW STUDENT WITH DISABILITIES FILES COMPLAINT OF SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION AGAINST MCGILL UNIVERSITY


Montréal, August 28, 2018 - After being denied adequate support to fully integrate and succeed in his law studies over a period of two years, a law student with disabilities at McGill University has decided to file a complaint of systemic discrimination against the institution with the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission.

SIX ANS PLUS TARD, JULIAN MENEZES CONCLUT UNE ENTENTE AVEC LA VILLE SUR LE PROFILAGE RACIAL MAIS LES QUESTIONS SYSTÉMIQUES DEMEURENT NON RESOLUES


Montréal, 21 août 2018 — Six ans après qu’il eut porté plainte en déontologie policière et en droit de la personne contre deux policiers du SPVM pour profilage racial et autres pratiques discriminatoires, Julian Menezes vient de conclure avec la Ville un règlement du litige.

Les parties se sont entendues sur le paiement d’un montant de 25 000 $, sans admission de responsabilité.

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.