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IT EXISTS AND IT'S REAL.

JOIN US ON OUR JOURNEY TO WIN THE FIGHT AGAINST RACIAL PROFILING & SYSTEMIC RACISM.

In 2017, a UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent found that racial profiling is “endemic” in Canadian law enforcement, and urged the country to immediately discontinue this practice in all of its forms.


MONTRÉAL      -     OTTAWA


" The Supreme Court has acknowledged that systemic racial profiling is a “day-to-day reality” for Black and Indigenous Canadians. "

 THE "NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH" BUT FOR POLICE.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of discrimination by law enforcement in Canada and it was caught on tape; we want you to send us your videos or images. 

Send your videos via 
Whatsapp to: 438-505-2640

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contact list as: RCWATCHDOG

A NEW INITIATIVE IS ASKING MONTREAL AND OTTAWA RESIDENTS TO FILM POLICE INTERVENTIONS

April 14th, 2022
Listen to the Red Coalition's founder, Joel DeBellefeuille on CJAD 800 discuss the RC Watchdog program with Newstalk Radio's Aaron Rand and Natasha Hall.

QUEBEC POLICE PR CAMPAIGN

May 1st, 2022
Listen to the Red Coalition's founder, Joel DeBellefeuille on CJAD 800 discuss with Ken Connors about the new Quebec Police PR Campaign.

NEW INITIATIVE ASKS MONTREAL, OTTAWA RESIDENTS TO FILM INTERVENTIONS


April 11th, 2022
Red Coalition Watchdog is encouraging Montreal and Ottawa residents to take videos of police interventions. The aim is to create a database of officers behaving badly.

Types of videos we want to receive:

Your phone is your friend and sometimes your only witness. It is legal to film police as long as you're not interfering with their job.
Sometimes the evidence in a video could show that the officer (s) are guilty of various infractions and that they have violated your basic human rights.  

RACIAL PROFILING

DRIVING WHILE BLACK

HIGHWAY SAFETY CODE VIOLATIONS*

LANGUAGE DISCRIMINATION

REFUSING TO PROVIDE THEIR BADGE NUMBER

*(Turning on emergency lights to avoid traffic, not turning on emergency lights to make a u-turn, reckless driving etc.)

ABOUT

The Red Coalition is a group of like-minded people from all walks of life, shapes, colors and sizes; lobbying for one common
goal, which is to eliminate the practice of racial profiling and systemic racism within Canada; while raising clarity and awareness
to the mental health issues and public health problems it is causing amongst it's citizens. We are the only registered lobby group
in all of Canada fighting for the rights of Canadians against racial profiling and 1 of only 3 lobby groups fighting against systemic
racism. The "act" of practicing racial profiling against innocent victims by Canada's police forces do not just stop at the victim, but
actually touches those close to them equally. 
RED COALITION SYMBOLIZES
Red has a range of symbolic meanings, including life, health, vigor, war, courage, anger, love and religious fervor. The common thread is that all these require passion, and the "life force" that drives passion; is blood red. The term "coalition" is the denotation for a group formed when two or more people, factions, states, political parties, militaries etc. agree to work together temporarily in a partnership to achieve a common goal.
LOBBYING FOR CHANGE
We are asking the Minister of Public Safety Canada, to enact a legislation to prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement. Further to a declared prohibition, the proposed legislation would require a law enforcement agency to confirm that it has established and maintained adequate policies and procedures designed to eliminate racial profiling, in order to qualify for funding under any transfer payment program held by the Minister of Public Safety. 
WHAT IS RACIAL PROFILING?
Any action taken by one or more people in authority with respect to a person or group of persons, for reasons of safety, security or public order, that is based on actual or presumed membership in a group defined by race, colour, ethnic or national origin or religion. Taken without factual grounds or reasonable suspicion, these actions can result in the person or group being exposed to differential treatment.

IN FULL SUPPORT OF STOPMTL.CA'S INTERACTIVE TECHNOLOGY

Have you experienced a police stop? Do you believe that it was racially motivated or that you 
were pulled over for no apparent reason? Enter your age group at the time of the stop, your gender, 
ethnic or racial group and sexual orientation. If you identify with more than one ethnic or racial 
group, select all those with which you identify. 
Put it on the map, and contribute to the creation of a public map of police stop experiences in Montreal.
A police stop experience consists of an intervention by a police officer that gave rise to your identification
(or the obtaining of your information) without the incident leading to a sanction (fine, charge, arrest).

ON-GOING WORK

We will continue to lobby and work hard to eradicate racial profiling, discrimination, hatred and systemic racism within Canada by pouring all
of our resources into combatting and defeating and in the end eliminating these biases that Indigenous People and people of color
and members of the Jewish & LGBTQ community have to face and endure daily.  We will openly express our concerns to the media
on an on-going basis and we encourage all associates, members, municipal and provincial advocacy groups to invoke your support, association
and membership of the Red Coalition (in literature, on the ground, or in actual police interception); raising clarity and awareness of the
movement to law enforcement, and to the Minister of Public Safety, that we will no longer tolerate or endure this type of infringement
on our human rights and that we will denounce their actions publicly.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

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