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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.

RACIAL PROFILING: LAVAL POLICE OFFICERS ARRESTED DISABLED BLACK MAN FOR VIDEOTAPING, SLAPPED PHONE OUT OF HIS HAND


Montréal, July 8, 2017 — Two Laval police officers who tailed and then violently arrested, handcuffed, and fined a 39-year-old English-speaking Black man with a physical disability for videotaping them last month, have confirmed in their report that they deleted his cell phone recording of the intervention.

POLICE ETHICS COMMISSIONER REJECTS BLACK MAN'S COMPLAINT: NOTHING WRONG WITH VIOLENT ARREST DUE TO MISTAKEN IDENTITY


Montréal, July 4, 2017 — A Cote-des-Neiges Black resident who was violently arrested by the police last February due to mistaken identity is outraged to have been notified by the Police Ethics Commissioner that his complaint has been dismissed because, in the Commissioner's opinion, the officers did nothing wrong.

DES CHANGEMENTS SYSTÉMIQUES SONT NÉCESSAIRES POUR ÉVITER LES CONTROVERSES RACIALES AU COURS DE LA FÊTE NATIONALE DU QUÉBEC


Montréal, 27 juin 2017 — Les organisateurs de la Fête nationale du Québec doivent tirer les leçons de la controverse de cette année et adopter les changements systémiques qui s’imposent pour que les festivités futures soient rassembleuses, inclusives et représentatives de la diversité de la population du Québec.

SYSTEMIC CHANGES NECESSARY TO AVOID RACIAL CONTROVERSY AT NEXT YEAR’S QUEBEC NATIONAL HOLIDAY


Montreal, June 27, 2017 — Organizers of the Fête Nationale du Québec should learn from this year’s controversy and criticism of racial insensitivity by adopting some systemic changes that can allow future celebrations to be more inclusive, unifying and representative of Quebec’s diversity.

CASE OF CHATEAUGUAY BLACK GIRLS BEING HIT WITH PEPPER SPRAY A TEST OF THE POLICE ETHICS COMMISSIONER'S RECORD


Montréal, June 23, 2017 — The credibility of the Police Ethics Commissioner's handling of complaints of excessive police force directed at Black citizens will be tested by the case of two Black children hit with pepper spray meant for their father, by a Châteauguay police officer.

CRARR TO APPEAR AT CITY'S CONSULTATION ON RACIAL PROFILING TOMORROW


Montréal, June 20, 2017 — CRARR will participate in the public consultation tomorrow at Montreal's City Hall to present its observations on the City's assessment of its performance on racial and social profiling.

CRARR is scheduled to present its comments at 3.00 pm, at City Hall, located at 275 Notre Dame East, Montreal.

CITY DROPPED CASE AGAINST LONGUEUIL BLACK MAN OVER 2015 TRAFFIC FINE IN A DRIVING WHILE BLACK CASE


Montréal, June 6, 2017 — After five court appearances in the last 20 months to fight a ticket he received from two local police officers in what is considered to be a Driving While Black/racial profiling incident, a Longueuil Black resident can now feel relieved.

Yesterday, the city prosecutor dropped the case due to delays.

FEU VERT AU RECOURS COLLECTIF CONTRE LES AUTORITÉS DU TRANSPORT EN COMMUN : UN GRAND PAS DANS LA LUTTE CONTRE LA DISCRIMINATION SYSTÉMIQUE


Montréal, 29 mai 2017 — La Cour supérieure vient d’autoriser un recours collectif présenté par un groupe de défense des droits des personnes handicapées contre la STM, l’ATM et la Ville de Montréal. Cette décision constitue une importante avancée non seulement pour les droits des personnes handicapés mais aussi pour ceux de tous les groupes victimes de discrimination systémique, tels les Autochtones, les femmes et les personnes de couleur.