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CRARR CO-HOSTS FORUM ON SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SERVICES


Montreal, March 5, 2019 — To promote policy change and effective legal strategies on systemic discrimination in public and private services, CRARR will host a Forum entitled, “Systemic Discrimination or Bad Service?”

BLACK YOUTH FILES RACIAL PROFILING COMPLAINT AGAINST OFF-DUTY SAINT-CONSTANT POLICE OFFICER


Montréal, February 26, 2019 — Almost two years after being arrested at gunpoint by nearly a dozen police officers, and detained for hours as a result of biased reporting, a young Black man has filed a civil rights complaint against the white resident, an off-duty police officer, who had called the police upon him.

UPCOMING EVENT: POLICE ETHICS COMMISSIONER TO SPEAK ON SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION AND PUBLIC ACCOUNTABILITY IN POLICING

Montréal, January 31, 2019 — To mark Black History Month and the Nelson Mandela Day, CRARR will co-host with the Criminal Law Group of McGill University, a panel discussion entitled, “Systemic Discrimination: Challenges for Policing in An Age of Diversity and Heightened Public Scrutiny.”

The bilingual event will take place on Monday, February 11, 2019, from 5:30 to 8:00 pm, at Thomson House at 3650 McTavish (corner of Dr. Penfield).

CONCORDIA STUDENT UNION TO MARK THE 2ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE QUEBEC CITY MOSQUE MASSACRE WITH A CIRCLE OF PEACE

Montréal, January 28, 2019 - The Concordia Student Union (CSU) will hold an interfaith commemoration service to mark the second anniversary of the January 29 massacre at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec, during which students and religious leaders from Muslim, Jewish and Christian communities will light a candle for the victims and form a Circle of Peace to stand against hate crimes.

RACISM AT MCCAIG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN ROSEMERE: BLACK CHILD WAS AGAIN CALLED THE N-WORD, FORCED TO NOT MENTION IT IN LETTER


Montréal, January 25, 2019 - The mother of a 10-year old Black child at McCaig Elementary School in Rosemere, who was exposed to repeated acts of racial discrimination and harassment since the Fall of 2016, is deploring the fact that the school has again mishandled the incident of her child being once more called the N-word in class last week.

CRARR JOINS LAVAL BLACK MAN IN CALLING FOR POLICE WEAPONS BAN AT QUEBEC HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION’S MEDIATION


Montréal, December 21, 2018 — CRARR has joined a 40-year-old English-speaking Black man with a physical disability in calling on the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission to end its practice of allowing police officers to attend mediation with their firearms and other weapons.

LE CRARR DEMANDE À L’ASSEMBLÉE NATIONALE DE RESPECTER LA DIVERSITÉ DANS LES PROCHAINES NOMINATIONS À LA COMMISSION DES DROITS


Montréal, 18 décembre 2018 — Tous les partis politiques à l’Assemblée nationale doivent mettre en œuvre le principe de diversité et de représentation équitable dans la nomination des membres de la Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse, étant donné que la récente nomination de deux commissaires à temps partiel laisse l’organisme avec un déficit sérieux au niveau de la diversité.

CRARR CALLS ON NATIONAL ASSEMBLY TO COMMIT TO DIVERSITY IN NEW APPOINTMENTS TO QUEBEC HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION


Montreal, December 18, 2018 — All political parties in the National Assembly should commit to the principle of diversity and fair representation in appointing Commissioners at the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission, as the latest nomination of two new part-time members still leaves the Commission with a serious diversity deficit.

A “GREAT VICTORY” FOR BLACK WOMEN IN CANADA: RESTAURANT ASKED TO PAY $14,500 FOR DISCRIMINATION AGAINST BLACK FORMER HOSTESS WITH CORNROW BRAIDS


Montréal, December 5, 2018 - An English-speaking young Black woman, who faced discriminatory treatment at her former job at downtown's Madisons New York Grill & Bar as hostess due to her cornrow hairstyle, has won the first round with her discrimination case.

ASPERGÉS DE POIVRE DE CAYENNE ET ARRÊTÉS PENDANT LES FESTIVITÉS DU GRAND PRIX, LE CONDUCTEUR NOIR ET SON AMIE ENTREPRENENT DES RECOURS


Montréal, 21 novembre 2018 — L'homme noir et son amie, aspergés de poivre de Cayenne et arrêtés violemment par des policiers lors du Grand Prix à Montréal, veulent tenir non seulement ces policiers imputables devant la loi, mais aussi le superviseur du SPVM présent sur les lieux qui selon eux, aurait dû agir autrement pour éviter cet abus.

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.