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ÉLECTIONS MUNICIPALES 2017 : LES MINORITÉS RACISÉES ENCORE SOUS-REPRÉSENTÉES AU CONSEIL MUNICIPAL DE MONTRÉAL


Montréal, 6 novembre 2017 — L'élection de Mme Valérie Plante à la Mairie de Montréal constitue un moment historique pour Montréal tout comme les célébrations du 375e anniversaire de la ville.

UN EX-GESTIONNAIRE DE L'OFFICE MUNICIPAL D'HABITATION DE LAVAL DÉNONCE L'INTERDICTION DE PARLER ESPANOL ET ANGLAIS AU TRAVAIL


Montréal, 31 octobre 2017 — Un ex-gestionnaire de l'Office municipal d'habitation de Laval, d'origine latino-américaine, dénonce l'interdiction décrétée par la direction de l'organisme auprès des employés hispanophones et anglophones de se parler dans leurs langues pendant les heures de travail, même dans les conversations privées.

FORMER MANAGER AT LAVAL MUNICIPAL HOUSING AUTHORITY SPEAKS OUT AGAINST BAN ON USE OF SPANISH AND ENGLISH AT WORK


Montreal, October 31, 2017 — A former assistant director at the Laval Municipal Housing Authority (LMHA) has spoken out against a prohibition imposed by the agency's management on Latin American and English-speaking staff forbidding them from speaking to one another in Spanish or English during office hours, even in private conversations.

CRARR CALLS FOR IMPROVED TRANSCRIPT NOTATION PRACTICES TO SANCTION AND DETER CAMPUS SEXUAL VIOLENCE


Montreal, October 30, 2017 — CRARR is calling for enhanced sanctions, including notation on student records, for perpetrators of campus sexual violence after finding out that a Concordia University student, who pleaded guilty in criminal court for assaulting his then-girlfriend and who was sanctioned by the University's disciplinary tribunal for violent conduct, was recently awarded a scholarship from a private science foundation.

LE COMITÉ DE DÉONTOLOGIE POLICIÈRE CONCLUT AUX CINQ INFRACTIONS DÉONTOLOGIQUES PAR « MATRICULE 728 »


Montréal, 10 octobre 2017 — Le Comité de déontologie policière a conclu que l'ex-policière Stéfanie Trudeau du SPVM a brimé les droits d'un professionnel de la santé anglophone d'origine indienne et qu'elle a commis cinq infractions au Code de déontologie des policiers en faisant preuve de négligence à l'égard de la santé de celui-ci, en utilisant la force excessive et en refusant de s'identifier.

POLICE ETHICS COMMITTEE UPHELD FIVE MISCONDUCT CHARGES AGAINST “AGENT 728”


Montreal, October 10, 2017 — The Police Ethics Committee has found that “Agent 728” of the Montreal Police violated the rights of an English-speaking South Asian health professional and committed several police ethics violations by using excessive force, demonstrating a lack of respect, and putting a citizen in danger.

LES ORGANISMES ARTISTIQUES ISSUS DES MINORITÉS DÉNONCENT LE RACISME SYSTÉMIQUE DANS L’OCTROI DE SUBVENTIONS CULTURELLES AU QUÉBEC


Montréal, 4 octobre 2017 — En coupant et gelant les subventions à plusieurs organismes artistiques issus des minorités à Montréal, le Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec s’engagerait dans des pratiques de racisme systémique qui menacent leur survie et qui exposent les artistes racisés à de sérieuses difficultés économiques, culturelles et sociales.

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.