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RACISM IN QUEBEC UNIVERSITIES: ARAB STUDENT AT UQÀM VICTIM OF NUMEROUS PROCEDURAL IRREGULARITIES

Montreal, May 12, 2010 --- A student of Arab descent has brought UQÀM and two internship supervisors before the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission after being subjected to arbitrary and discriminatory treatment during the evaluation of her internship.

RACISM IN QUEBEC UNIVERSITY STUDIES: FRANCO-ARAB STUDENT AT SHERBROOKE FELL VICTIM TO ARBITRARY PROCEDURES

Montreal, May 14, 2010 --- A French student of Arab descent is living without income and without support in the city of Sherbrooke after being subjected to unfair treatment by his professor since September 2009.

RACISME EN MILIEU UNIVERSITAIRE : UN ÉTUDIANT FRANCO-ARABE À SHERBROOKE VICTIME DE TRAITEMENTS ARBITRAIRES DANS SES ÉTUDES

Montréal, le 5 mai 2010--- Un étudiant français d'origine arabe vit sans revenu et sans soutien à  Sherbrooke après avoir été victime de traitements inéquitables par son professeur depuis septembre 2009.

CRARR RECEIVES MORE COMPLAINTS OF PROFILING AND VIOLENT ARRESTS OF BLACK METRO RIDERS

Montreal, May 3, 2010 --- CRARR is calling upon Black and other minority metro riders who have been abusively stopped, detained and fined by Montreal Transit Authority (STM) Inspectors for lack of proof of payment (POP) of fare to come forward to file civil rights complaints against the public transit corporation.

CRARR ASSISTS NUMEROUS VICTIMS OF RACIAL AND HOMOPHOBIC DISCRIMINATION IN UNIVERSITIES

Montreal, April 22, 2010 --- Since January 2010, CRARR has lent assistance to numerous Québec, French and Arabic persons who have been discriminated and psychologically harassed in university education and employment.

VICTORY FOR FILIPINO BOY WITH A FORK AND SPOON AT SCHOOL: HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL ORDERS $17,000 IN DAMAGES

Montreal, April 23, 2010 --- In a decision made public this week, the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal held the Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board, a principal and a teacher responsible for violating the civil rights of Ms. Maria Gallardo and her son Luc, and awarded them $17,000 in moral and punitive damages.

VICTOIRE POUR LE JEUNE PHILIPPIN MANGEANT AVEC UNE CUILLÈRE À L'ÉCOLE : LE TRIBUNAL ORDONNE 17 000 $ EN DOMMAGES

Montréal, le 23 avril 2010 --- Dans une décision rendue cette semaine, le Tribunal des droits de la personne du Québec a tenu la Commission scolaire Marguerite-Bourgeoys, un directeur d'école et une éducatrice responsables de violations des droits de Mme Maria Gallardo et de son fils Luc et a accordé à  ces derniers 17 000 $ en dommages.

TWO MONTREAL POLICE OFFICERS ORDERED 30 AND 42 DAYS OF SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY FOR VIOLATION OF AFRICAN MAN’ S CIVIL RIGHTS

Montreal, April 20, 2010 --- Two Montreal Police officers, François Plamondon and Stéphane Boucher, have respectively been imposed 30 and 42 days of suspension without pay by the Quebec Police Ethics Committee for the illegal arrest and detention, assault and other violations of an African father of two in the east end of Montreal.

CRARR HELPS ARAB STUDENT FILE COMPLAINT AGAINST UQÀM FOR RACIAL PROFILING

Montreal, April 10, 2010 --- A provincial civil servant of Algerian descent who was detained and searched by private security guards at the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQÀM) and who was later physically roughed up by the police has filed a complaint of racial profiling with the human rights commission.

DISCRIMINATION RACIALE ET HOMOPHOBE EN MILIEU UNIVERSITAIRE : LE CRARR ASSISTE PLUSIEURS PERSONNES MALTRAITÉES

Montréal le 22 avril 2010 --- Depuis janvier 2010, le CRARR a apporté de l'aide à  des personnes d'origines québécoise, française et arabe qui ont été discriminées et victimes de harcèlement psychologique dans l'emploi et l'enseignement en milieu universitaire.

Trois universités dans trois villes québécoises différentes sont impliquées. Un ministère fédéral est aussi lié en raison du lien contractuel de subvention et de partage de personnel dans un milieu de travail empoisonné par le racisme.

CRARR SET TO TAKE ACTION ON BEHALF OF BLACK MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS ROUGHED UP BY MONTREAL POLICE

Montreal, April 16, 2010 --- CRARR is seeking witnesses of a police intervention at a bus stop in front of the Guzzo Cinema on March 20, 2010, that led to the violent detention and treatment of three Black teen-age girls and their mothers.

QUEBEC POLICE ETHICS TRIBUNAL TO HEAR CRARR-ASSISTED CASES OF POLICE MISCONDUCT FILED BY BLACK MONTREALERS

Montreal, April 12, 2010 --- Starting this week, the Police Ethics Committee will hold hearings into many cases of police misconduct filed by Black Montrealers with CRARR's assistance in the last three years.

BLACK HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER TARGET OF MONTREAL POLICE USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE, ABUSIVELY ARRESTED AND FINED

Montreal, April 13, 2010 --- Farid Marlon Charles, a twenty-six year old local high school teacher, is filing civil rights complaints against two Montreal police officers after being violently arrested and receiving a $144 ticket for “wandering without being able to justify his presence” outside a restaurant.

ARAB CONCORDIA STUDENT FILED COMPLAINT AGAINST MONTREAL POLICE OFFICERS FOR RACIAL PROFILING, UNJUSTIFIED ARREST AND $1,000 FINES

Montreal, April 14, 2010 --- With CRARR's assistance, a thirty-three-year old female Arab student has filed a complaint with the Police Ethics Commissioner against two Montreal police officers for abusive arrest and fines totalling more than $1,000.

TWO BLACK CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS WON MAJOR BATTLE AGAINST JOB RACISM

Montreal, February 26, 2010 --- The first Black History Month of the decade is ending with a major victory for two Black prison guards who finally won their fight against racism in employment in a provincial jail.

The two African-born men, who are assisted by CRARR, waged a five-year battle against the Ministry of Public Safety of Quebec.