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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.

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.