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DRIVING WHILE BLACK: LONGUEUIL POLICE ASKED TO PAY JOEL DEBELLEFEUILLE $12,000 FOR RACIAL PROFILING


Montréal, April 24, 2018 - The City of Longueuil should pay Joel Debellefeuille $12,000 in damages for having profiled him, said the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission.

WALKING WHILE BLACK: BLACK WOMAN AND HER WHITE BOYFRIEND VIOLENTLY ARRESTED AND FINED $444 EACH FOR TALKING “LOUD” IN THE PLATEAU


Montréal, April 21, 2018 - A Black female web developer and her white boyfriend are calling on the Mayor of Montreal and the Mayor of Le Plateau-Mont-Royal borough to take responsibility for the excessive force, abuse of power and racism with which they were treated two weeks ago by the Montreal Police in broad daylight, on Saint-Laurent Blvd.

PARENTS OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST QUEBEC HEALTH AGENCIES AND SCHOOLS FOR SYSTEMIC DISCRIMINATION


Montreal, April 15, 2018 —Parents of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) will begin to take legal action against Quebec health agencies and school boards for failing to provide care, treatment, support, and protection to their children, the scope of which amounts to systemic discrimination and the violation of these children's civil rights.

DES PARENTS D'ENFANTS AUTISTES DÉPOSERONT DES RECOURS CONTRE LES AGENCES DE SANTÉ ET LES ÉCOLES POUR DISCRIMINATION SYSTÉMIQUE


Montréal, 15 avril 2018 — Des parents d'enfants autistes entreprendront une action en justice contre les organismes de santé et les commissions scolaires qui ont négligé de fournir à leurs enfants autistes les soins, le soutien et la protection que requiert leur condition. Pour ces parents il s'agit de violations des droits de ces enfants et de discrimination systémique.

NEW ALLEGATIONS OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT ASFA: CRARR TO EXAMINE LEGAL OPTIONS TO ENFORCE THE 2015 SETTLEMENT


Montréal, April 11, 2018 - Due to new allegations of sexual harassment involving the President of the Art and Science Federation of Associations (ASFA), CRARR will closely examine the situation and legal options regarding the settlement it reached with the student association of Concordia University in 2015 over another case of racial and sexual harassment.

FEU VERT POUR LA PÉTITION POUR UNE CONSULTATION PUBLIQUE SUR LE RACISME ET LA DISCRIMINATION SYSTÉMIQUES À MONTRÉAL


Montréal, 4 avril 2018 — Une pétition lancée en février dernier par Balarama Holness en collaboration avec le CRARR, demandant à la Ville de Montréal de tenir une consultation publique sur le racisme et la discrimination systémiques, a reçu le feu vert de la Ville et entre maintenant dans la phase 2.

PETITION FOR CITY'S PUBLIC CONSULTATION ON SYSTEMIC RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION TO PROCEED


Montreal, April 4, 2018 — A petition launched on Nelson Mandela Day in February by Balarama Holness in collaboration with CRARR and a wide range of individuals and community groups, requesting that the City of Montreal hold a public consultation on systemic racism and discrimination in Montreal, has been given a green light and now enters Phase 2.

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT BY PROFESSOR AT CONCORDIA: FORMER STUDENT FILES CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT AGAINST UNIVERSITY


Montréal, March 19, 2018 - A former student of Concordia University has taken the institution to the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission for failure to protect her from sexual harassment and for violation of her civil rights, including the right to equality in education.

AUGMENTATION DU BUDGET : LA COMMISSION DES DROITS DE LA PERSONNE DOIT EMBAUCHER PLUS DE PERSONNEL ANGLOPHONE ET RACISÉ


Montréal, 14 mars 2018 — Le CRARR se réjouit que le Gouvernement du Québec ait ajouté 750 000 $ au budget de la Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse du Québec pour lui permettre d'embaucher plus de personnel et de réduire les délais dans le traitement des plaintes.

INCREASED FUNDING: QUEBEC HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION NEEDS TO HIRE MORE ENGLISH-SPEAKING AND RACIALIZED STAFF


Montreal, March 14, 2018 — CRARR welcomes the news that the Quebec Government has added $750,000 to the Quebec Human Rights and Youth Rights Commission's budget to allow it to hire more staff and reduce delays in its handling of complaints.

CRARR AND CONCORDIA STUDENT UNION CO-HOST SEMINAR ON CAMPUS SEXUAL VIOLENCE AS A CIVIL RIGHTS ISSUE


Montreal, March 13, 2018 — Campus sexual violence as a civil rights issue will be the focus of a seminar co-sponsored by the Concordia Student Union (CSU) and CRARR tonight and tomorrow evening.

UN POLICIER ÉCOPE DE 12 JOURS DE SUSPENSION SANS SOLDE POUR INCONDUITE GRAVE À L'ENCONTRE D'UN AGENT DE SÉCURITÉ NOIR


Montréal, 12 mars 2018 — Condamné le 29 janvier 2018 par le Comité de déontologie policière à 12 jours de suspension pour avoir rencontré l'employeur d'un homme noir qu'il avait interpellé, dans le but de le dénoncer, un policier du Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) a porté la décision en appel.

DEUX MÈRES NOIRES DÉNONCENT LA DISTRIBUTION D’UN FEUILLET D'EXERCICES SCOLAIRE AVEC LE MOT « N »


Montréal, le 5 mars 2018 — Deux mères de jeunes enfants noirs demandent l'intervention du ministre de l'Éducation du Québec, Sébastien Proulx, face à l'emploi du mot « N » dans un document d’exercices scolaire qu'a reçu sa fille.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT AT CONCORDIA’S GRADUATE STUDENTS SOCIETY: CRARR CALLS FOR IMMEDIATE ACTIONS AND SYSTEMIC REMEDIES


Montreal, March 1st, 2018 – The very serious allegations of sexual harassment involving the conduct of Concordia University’s Graduate Students Association President towards a staff member cannot be taken lightly and require immediate actions.

BIRACIAL FAMILY FILES CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT AGAINST MILTON PARC CO-OP FOR DISCRIMINATION


Montreal, February 28, 2018 - An English-speaking biracial family living in one of Montreal's largest co-ops, the Milton Parc Co-op, will file complaints against it after being denied a larger housing unit due to discrimination based on race and social condition.