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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.

PARENTS OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST QUEBEC HEALTH AGENCIES AND SCHOOLS FOR SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION


Montreal, April 15, 2018 —Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will begin to take legal action against Quebec health agencies and school boards for failing to provide care, treatment, support, and protection to their children, the scope of which amounts to systemic discrimination and the violation of these children's civil rights.

DES PARENTS D'ENFANTS AUTISTES DÉPOSERONT DES RECOURS CONTRE LES AGENCES DE SANTÉ ET LES ÉCOLES POUR DISCRIMINATION SYSTÉMIQUE


Montréal, 15 avril 2018 — Des parents d'enfants autistes entreprendront une action en justice contre les organismes de santé et les commissions scolaires qui ont négligé de fournir à leurs enfants autistes les soins, le soutien et la protection que requiert leur condition. Pour ces parents il s'agit de violations des droits de ces enfants et de discrimination systémique.

NEW ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT ASFA: CRARR TO EXAMINE LEGAL OPTIONS TO ENFORCE THE 2015 SETTLEMENT


Montréal, April 11, 2018 - Due to new allegations of sexual harassment involving the President of the Art and Science Federation of Associations (ASFA), CRARR will closely examine the situation and legal options regarding the settlement it reached with the student association of Concordia University in 2015 over another case of racial and sexual harassment.

FEU VERT POUR LA PÉTITION POUR UNE CONSULTATION PUBLIQUE SUR LE RACISME ET LA DISCRIMINATION SYSTÉMIQUES À MONTRÉAL


Montréal, 4 avril 2018 — Une pétition lancée en février dernier par Balarama Holness en collaboration avec le CRARR, demandant à la Ville de Montréal de tenir une consultation publique sur le racisme et la discrimination systémiques, a reçu le feu vert de la Ville et entre maintenant dans la phase 2.

PETITION FOR CITY'S PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON SYSTEMIC RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION TO PROCEED


Montreal, April 4, 2018 — A petition launched on Nelson Mandela Day in February by Balarama Holness in collaboration with CRARR and a wide range of individuals and community groups, requesting that the City of Montreal hold a public consultation on systemic racism and discrimination in Montreal, has been given a green light and now enters Phase 2.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT BY PROFESSOR AT CONCORDIA: FORMER STUDENT FILES CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT AGAINST UNIVERSITY


Montréal, March 19, 2018 - A former student of Concordia University has taken the institution to the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission for failure to protect her from sexual harassment and for violation of her civil rights, including the right to equality in education.