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UN PROFESSIONNEL NOIR REMPORTE UNE VICTOIRE À LA COUR SUPRÊME DANS UNE LUTTE TITANESQUE CONTRE LE RACISME DANS LA PROMOTION EN EMPLOI À LA VILLE DE MONTRÉAL

Montréal, CANADA, le 31 juillet 2008 --- Un professionnel noir et victime de discrimination dans l'emploi à  la Ville de Montréal, M. Olthène Tanisma, vient de remporter une victoire importante à  la Cour suprême du Canada aujourd'hui quand le tribunal a rejeté la demande d'autorisation d'appel de la Ville.

THE QUEBEC HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION’S RULING ON THE FILIPINO FORK AND SPOON CASE

Montréal, Canada, October 2, 2008 --- The Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission has partly upheld a complaint of racial discrimination filed byCRARR on behalf of a Filipina mother whose son was exposed to discriminatory remarks and treatments for eating with a spoon and a fork in school.

REPORT OF RACE-BASED REDLINING AT THE LAURENTIAN BANK:

Montreal, September 29, 2008 --- Aboriginal individuals and organizations should press the Canadian Human Rights Commission to launch an inquiry into possible racial discrimination in financial services provided by the Laurentian Bank, subsequent to a report by Radio-Canada’s Enquête program that was broadcast last week.

FATAL POLICE INTERVENTION IN MONTREAL-NORTH: CRARR CALLS FOR AN INDEPENDENT PUBLIC INQUIRY

Montreal, August 12, 2008 --- The Quebec Government must set up an independent public inquiry, as soon as possible, into the circumstances surrounding the police intervention in Montreal-North last Saturday, which resulted in the death of one young Latino-Montrealer, and caused serious injuries to two other youths of racial
minority origins.

HATE CRIME: CRARR ASSISTS A MUSLIM MOTHER WHO WAS INSULTED AND ASSAULTED TO BRING HER AGGRESSOR TO JUSTICE

August 7, 2008 --- CRARR filed a civil rights complaint against a woman who assaulted and insulted a Muslim mother in front of her three young children in the north-east part of the city.

BLACK URBAN PLANNER WINS SUPREME COURT VICTORY IN DAVID-AND-GOLIATH STRUGGLE AGAINST RACISM IN JOB PROMOTION BY THE CITY OF MONTREAL

July 31, 2008 --- A Black urban planner, Mr. Olthène Tanisma, won an important victory at the Supreme Court today when the Court rejected a motion for leave to appeal by the City of Montreal. After being by-passed for job promotions in the city’s civil service, Mr.

THE CITY OF MONTREAL AND TWO OF ITS POLICE OFFICERS MUST PAY $60,000 TO THREE BLACK CITIZENS FOR RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Montréal, Canada,July 15, 2008 --- Discrimination by police officers who apprehended three Black citizens in their sixties on the West Island could cost the City of Montreal and two of its employee police officers $60,000 in damages

CRARR WINS QUEBEC GOVERNMENT’S ANTIRACISM AWARD

On May 5, 2008, CRARR was awarded the Quebec Government’s antiracism award called the Anne-Greenup Award, for its work as a “bridge between law and justice, institutions and citizens.” CRARR’s Couns

CRARR RECEIVED AWARD OF DISTINCTION

Program working with foreign-trained agricultural graduates and Head Tax Redress activists tie for Award of Excellence in anti-racism Special fund for redress research to be created in honour of the Chinese Canadian community Calgary, AB, May 1, 2008: A program run by Le Carrefour BLE, called Agrippez-vous!, which assists foreign-trained graduates to integrate into the agricultural food industry i