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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.

BLACK DRIVER'S GIRLFRIEND CALLS FOR INQUIRY INTO EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE AGAINST RACIALIZED CITIZENS


Montréal, June 28, 2018 - After her boyfriend was pepper-sprayed at close range and arrested by Montreal police during Grand Prix weekend, a Black woman is now filing formal complaints and calling for an inquiry into the incident, including the link between race and excessive use of force by SPVM officers.

BANKING WHILE BLACK: MAN MISTAKEN FOR THIEF, DETAINED AND OFFERED $50 BY NATIONAL BANK


Montréal, June 14, 2018 - After being offered $50 and then $500 in compensation for being wrongly accused of theft by National Bank employees and detained by four security guards at his workplace, a Black man has taken his bank to the Canadian Human Rights Commission for racial discrimination.

DISABLED BLACK VICTIM OF HATE CRIME TURNS TO CROWDFUNDING AFTER BEING DENIED REPRESENTATION BY HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION


Montréal, June 11, 2018 - A GoFundMe campaign for Harold Acquah, a disabled unilingual English-speaking Black victim of a racist hate crime, has been launched to raise money for his legal action against his aggressor after the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission’s decision not to represent and support him before the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal where he now has to go at his own expense.

HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION: NOT “IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST” TO HELP DISABLED POOR BLACK HATE CRIME VICTIM AT RIGHTS TRIBUNAL


Montréal, June 1st, 2018 - The Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission issued a decision last week that raises disturbing questions about access to justice for victims of racism and hate crimes who are unilingual English-speaking, poor, disabled and older.

A BRIDGE TOO FAR: SOUTH SHORE AUTISTIC MAN DENIED ENGLISH SERVICES, CONSIDERS COMPLAINT AGAINST SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION


Montréal, May 27, 2018 - An autistic 47 year-old Anglophone man and his family are accusing the Quebec government of discrimination for failing to provide services in English in the Montérégie and for refusing to allow him access to services in English in Montreal.

SYSTEMIC RACISM AGAINST LIVE-IN CAREGIVERS: EMPLOYER ASKED TO PAY FILIPINA MONTREALER $41,600 FOR CIVIL RIGHTS VIOLATIONS


Montréal, May 21, 2018 - A Filipina live-in caregiver has finally won the first round of her case against her former employer, who has been asked by the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission to pay $41,600 in damages for violation of her civil rights.

DES GROUPES DU QUARTIER CHINOIS DEMANDENT À LA MAIRESSE PLANTE D’ANNULER LES TOILETTES PUBLIQUES ET DE CONSULTER LA COMMUNAUTÉ


Montréal, 15 mai 2018 — Les principaux commerçants et résidents du Quartier chinois demandent maintenant à la mairesse de Montréal, Valérie Plante, d'annuler l'installation de toilettes publiques dans le parc Sun-Yat-Sen et de mettre en place une procédure pour consulter la communauté sur toutes les questions concernant le quartier.

CHINATOWN GROUPS ASK MAYOR PLANTE TO SCRAP THE PUBLIC TOILET AND TO CONSULT THE COMMUNITY ABOUT FUTURE PLANS


Montreal, May 15, 2018 — Key Chinatown merchants and residents are now calling on Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante to cancel the public toilet installation in Sun-Yat-Sen Park and to set up a procedure to consult the community on all Chinatown matters.