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MINORITY ARTS ORGANIZATIONS DENOUNCE SYSTEMIC RACISM IN QUEBEC CULTURAL FUNDING


Montreal, October 4, 2017 — By cutting and freezing funding for many minority arts organizations in Montreal recently, the Quebec Arts and Letters Council may have engaged in systemic racism that will threaten these organizations’ survival and subject racialized artists to great economic, cultural and social hardship.

FORMER CONCORDIA STUDENTS WHO ARE VICTIMS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT TO SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE UNIVERSITY'S FAILURE TO PROTECT


Montreal, September 27, 2017 — Three former female students of Concordia University who were victims of sexual harassment and other abuse from fellow students have filed civil rights complaints against the university. In failing to protect, support and accommodate these victims of sexual harassment, Concordia University has created or perpetuated systemic discrimination based on gender intersecting with disability, among other grounds.

LA COMMISSION DES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE DEMANDE À LA VILLE DE MONTRÉAL DE PAYER À UNE ANCIENNE ÉTUDIANTE ARABE DE CONCORDIA 45 000 $ POUR PROFILAGE RACIAL ET SOCIAL


Montréal, 29 août 2017 — Une bataille juridique de 7 ans pour une ancienne étudiante d'origine palestinienne de l'Université Concordia s'est finalement soldée par une décision sans précédent.

A “FIRST” IN QUEBEC: HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION ASKS CITY OF MONTREAL TO PAY FORMER CONCORDIA ARAB STUDENT $45,000 FOR RACIAL AND SOCIAL PROFILING


Montréal, August 29, 2017 — A seven-year-long civil rights battle for a former Concordia University Palestinian Canadian student has finally ended in a precedent-setting victory.

BLACK MAN IN MERCEDES “FED UP” BEING RACIALLY PROFILED BY MONTREAL POLICE, DEMANDS POLICE CHIEF PICHET’S EXPLANATION


Montréal, September 1, 2017 — An English-speaking Black man in his forties, who was arrested and handcuffed last March by two Montreal police officers for videotaping a police stop, has been once again pulled over by a Montreal police officer in another Driving While Black incident.

LAVAL BLACK DISABLED DRIVER ACQUITTED, RACIAL PROFILING CASE SENT TO POLICE ETHICS INVESTIGATION


Montréal, August 25, 2017 — Pradel Content, a 39-year-old English-speaking Black man with a physical disability who was racially profiled, arrested and abusively fined by two Laval police officers, for videotaping them last month, has been acquitted of the penal charge against him in Municipal Court this week.

ANTI-ARAB DISCRIMINATION CASE AGAINST TIM HORTONS PROCEEDS TO INQUIRY AFTER MEDIATION FAILED


Montreal, August 21, 2017 — Investigation into the case of three Arab men who were expelled from a Tim Hortons in the borough of Saint-Laurent will proceed after mediation failed.

LA MÉDIATION AYANT ÉCHOUÉ, LE CAS DE DISCRIMINATION DE CLIENTS ARABES EXPULSÉS D’UN TIM HORTONS PASSE À L’ENQUÊTE


Montréal, 21 août 2017 — Le cas des clients arabes qui ont été expulsés d’un Tim Hortons dans l’arrondissement de Saint-Laurent, ira à l’enquête suite à l’échec de la médiation.

POLICE ETHICS COMMISSIONER TO INVESTIGATE COTE DES NEIGES BLACK MAN'S COMPLAINT OF EXCESSIVE FORCE


Montréal, August 18, 2017 — Police Ethics Commissioner Marc-André Dowd has accepted Errol Burke's request for review of the decision to dismiss his complaint against Montreal police officers.

LE CRARR SE JOINT À LA COALITION DEMANDANT AU QUÉBEC D’EN FINIR AVEC LA DISCRIMINATION CONTRE LES PERSONNES TRANS MIGRANTES


Montréal, 3 août 2017 — Il n'existe aucune raison constitutionnelle, sociale ou morale valable pour le Gouvernement du Québec de maintenir une discrimination fondée sur le statut de citoyenneté contre les immigrants transgenres.

CRARR JOINS COALITION ASKING QUEBEC TO END CITIZENSHIP-BASED DISCRIMINATION AGAINST TRANSGENDER IMMIGRANTS


Montreal, August 3, 2017 — There is no constitutionally, socially or morally valid reason for the Quebec Government to maintain discrimination based on citizenship status against immigrants who are transgender in everyday life.

BLACK MOTHER CRITICIZES POLICE ETHICS COMMISSIONER'S COMPLAINT DISMISSAL AS “CALLOUS” VIOLATION OF HER DAUGHTERS' RIGHTS


Montréal, August 2, 2017 — The Police Ethics Commissioner's dismissal of a complaint filed by an English Black mother against a Châteauguay police officer for having recklessly pepper-sprayed her two young daughters raises major questions about how the justice system deals with racialized children.

CRARR TO SUPPORT BLACK MAN IN DIEPPE BURGER KING RACISM INCIDENT


Montreal, July 17, 2017 — CRARR has obtained a mandate to assist Ronald Delice, a native Montrealer currently residing in Moncton, New Brunswick, who is of Haitian descent and who unexpectedly encountered an anti-Black racial slur from a Burger King employee last May.

UN EMPLOYEUR JUIF CONDAMNÉ À PAYER 12 500 $ À UN EMPLOYÉ JUIF POUR DISCRIMINATION RELIGIEUSE DANS L'EMPLOI


Montréal, 13 juillet 2017 — Le Tribunal des droits de la personne du Québec a rendu une décision en faveur d'un coiffeur juif, Richard Zilberg, qui a été interdit par son employeur, également de confession juive, de travailler les samedis et congédié ensuite pour avoir critiqué cette restriction.

HUMAN RIGHTS TRIBUNAL ORDERS JEWISH EMPLOYER TO PAY JEWISH HAIRSTYLIST $12,500 FOR RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT


Montreal, July 13, 2017 — The Quebec Human Rights Tribunal has ruled in favor of a Jewish hairstylist, Richard Zilberg, who was banned from working on Saturdays by his Jewish employer and fired for speaking to clients about the restriction.