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LE CRARR PORTE PLAINTE AU NOM D’UN COUPLE CHINOIS DE SAINT-SAUVEUR AGRESSÉ ET INSULTÉ AVEC DES PROPOS RACISTES

Montréal, 17 août 2006 --- Un couple d’origine chinoise de Saint-Sauveur qui a subi une agression physique et des insultes à caractère raciste et qui a fait l’objet de crachats par trois jeunes blancs francophones, a mandaté le CRARR de déposer une plainte de discrimination en leur nom.

LE TRIBUNAL DES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE EXIGE DU BAR LE SURF 16 000,00 $ DE DOMMAGES POUR DEUX HOMMES NOIRS DISCRIMINÉS

Montréal, le 14 mars 2007 --- Le Tribunal des droits de la personne du Québec a condamné le Bar Le Surf et les employés impliqués de verser 8 000,00 $ à  chacun des deux hommes noirs à  qui l'on a refusé le service à  cause de leur race.

CRARR LAUNCHES INFORMATION POSTCARDS ON RACIAL PROFILING

Montreal, January 21, 2005 --- CRARR announced today new initiatives as part of its campaign to prevent racial profiling and the criminalization of racial minority youths.

FEDERAL LABOUR MINISTER JEAN-PIERRE BLACKBURN SPEAKER AT CRARR’S BREAKFAST MEETING CELEBRATING THE 20th ANNIVERSARY OF THE EMPLOYMENT EQUITY ACT

Montreal, December 4, 2006 --- The Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of Labour and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, was the speaker this morning at a breakfast meeting organized by CRARR today, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the federal Employment Equity Act (EEA).

CRARR WELCOMES PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. BLACK CHIEFS OF POLICE ORGANIZATION AT ROUND-TABLE ON POLICE DIVERSITY TRAINING

MONTREAL, March 17, 2006 - To celebrate the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (March 21), CRARR will host next Tuesday a round-table event on diversity competency development for public and private security services at the Holiday Inn Select, 99 Viger Avenue West, Montreal.

RACIALLY OFFENSIVE CANDY PACKAGING: CRARR ASKS COUCHE-TARD TO RECALL PRODUCTS FROM ITS STORES

Montreal, July 14, 2005 --- Couche-Tard, one of North America’s largest convenient store chains, should show more sensitivity towards members of the Black community of Montreal by treating their complaints seriously; it should follow responsible corporate practices and recall from its stores a candy product with a racially offensive image on its package, decl

RACISM IN JURY DELIBERATIONS: CRARR JOINS ACCUSED FAMILY IN CALLING FOR A NEW TRIAL IN AN UNPRECEDENTED CRIMINAL CASE IN QUEBEC

Montreal, July 4, 2005 --- CRARR has joined the family of an Indo-Mauritian man found guilty of second degree murder of his girlfriend in Quebec City to call for a new trial since racism tainted the jury deliberations and one juror was allegedly pressured into reaching a guilty verdict.

CRARR SUPPORTS YOUNG CITY WORKERS DISCRIMINATED DUE TO AGE

MONTREAL, February 9, 2006 --- Some 40 young employees of the Security Department at the City of Montreal are victims of discrimination based on age as a result of a “grandfather” clause in a collective agreement and may not have any justice before 2007.

CRARR JOINS LBGT GROUPS TO DENOUNCE ELEPHANT MAN AND ASKS QUEBEC HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION TO INVESTIGATE

Montréal, October 2, 2007 --- CRARR has formally asked the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission to launch an investigation into Elephant Man and the promoters of his concert scheduled for October 5 in Montreal, to determine whether violations of the Quebec Charter of Human Rights and Freedoms have occurred.

CRARR FILES CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT FOR SAINT-SAUVEUR CHINESE COUPLE WHO WERE ASSAULTED AND TOLD TO GET OUT OF QUEBEC

Montreal, August 17, 2006 --- A Chinese couple in Saint-Sauveur who was assaulted, spat on and verbally insulted with racial slurs by three white French youths has mandated CRARR to file a civil rights complaint on their behalf.

THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AWARDS $15,000 TO BLACK YOUTH IN FIRST DECISION ON RACIAL PROFILING


Montreal, July 14, 2006  --- A young Black male has just made Quebec legal history in a racial profiling case by receiving a favorable decision by the Quebec Human Rights Commission against the Montreal Transit Corporation. It is the Commission's first decision on racial profiling.

CRARR HAILS CRTC’S DECISION BLAMING RADIO-CANADA FOR BROADCASTING RACIALLY OFFENSIVE STATEMENTS

Montreal, September 29, 2006 --- CRARR is pleased that the Société Radio-Canada (SRC) has been found to have violated federal anti-discriminatory regulations for having broadcast racially discriminatory and offensive statements by Doc Mailloux in the September 25, 2005 show of Tout le monde en parle.

REFUSAL OF RESIDENCY POSITIONS FOR FOREIGN-TRAINED DOCTORS: CRARR ASKS THE HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION TO INITIATE A SYSTEMIC INVESTIGATION

Montréal, June 7, 2007 --- The Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission must initiate a systemic investigation into the refusal of Quebec medical faculties to accord equal treatment to international medical graduates (IMG) and who applied for residency positions this year.

THE QUEBEC HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL CONDEMNS TWO WOMEN TO PAY $25,000 IN DAMAGES FOR HATE ASSAULT AGAINST AN INDIAN CANADIAN COUPLE IN ANGRIGNON PARK

Montreal, CANADA, December 14, 2006 --- In a decision released yesterday, two white women who assaulted an Indian-Canadian couple in July 2002 in Angrignon Park, Montreal, have been ordered to pay $25,000 in moral and punitive damages by the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal in a decision released yesterday.