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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.

LES COMMERÇANTS DU QUARTIER CHINOIS CONTESTENT LA DÉCISION DE LA VILLE DE CONSTRUIRE UNE TOILETTE PUBLIQUE DANS LE PARC SUN-YAT-SEN


Montréal, 6 mai 2018 — La décision de la Ville d'installer une toilette publique dans l'emblématique Parc Sun-Yat-Sen, au cœur du Quartier chinois, sans aucune consultation est, selon un groupe de commerçants, la manifestation d'un manque total de respect envers les commerçants et résidents du quartier.

Ce parc est un lieu de célébrations culturelles et de rassemblement de résidents de tous âges qui y pratiquent des exercices de Tai-Chi en plein air.

CHINATOWN MERCHANTS PROTEST CITY'S DECISION TO INSTALL PUBLIC TOILET WITHOUT CONSULTATION


Montreal, May 6, 2018 — The City's decision to install a public toilet in the Sun Yat Sen Park in the heart of Chinatown, without community consultation, is a sign of disrespect for the Chinese community and Chinatown businesses and residents, said a group of Chinese merchants.

DRIVING WHILE BLACK IN LONGUEUIL: JOEL DEBELLEFEUILLE’S RACIAL PROFILING CASE HEADS TO HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL


Montréal, April 29, 2018 - Joel Debellefeuille’s racial profiling case will head to the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal as the City of Longueuil has declined to heed the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission’s decision.

DRIVING WHILE BLACK: LONGUEUIL POLICE ASKED TO PAY JOEL DEBELLEFEUILLE $12,000 FOR RACIAL PROFILING


Montréal, April 24, 2018 - The City of Longueuil should pay Joel Debellefeuille $12,000 in damages for having profiled him, said the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission.

WALKING WHILE BLACK: BLACK WOMAN AND HER WHITE BOYFRIEND VIOLENTLY ARRESTED AND FINED $444 EACH FOR TALKING “LOUD” IN THE PLATEAU


Montréal, April 21, 2018 - A Black female web developer and her white boyfriend are calling on the Mayor of Montreal and the Mayor of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal borough to take responsibility for the excessive force, abuse of power and racism with which they were treated two weeks ago by the Montreal Police in broad daylight, on Saint-Laurent Blvd.