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.


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

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. 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.

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 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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 PETITION TO THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY 
AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Open for signature November 26, 2021, at 10:38 a.m (EDT) --- Closed for signature February 24, 2022, at 10:38 a.m (EDT)
Whereas:
  • The practice of racial profiling by law enforcement seriously threatens the equal rights, democracy and justice for all Canadians;
  • The Supreme Court has acknowledged that systemic racial profiling is a “day-to-day reality” for Black and Indigenous Canadians;
  • 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 this country to immediately discontinue this practice in all of its forms;
  • While some provinces have passed regulations and moratoriums prohibiting these practices, pretextual pedestrian “street checks” and “stops” of Black motorists (aka "driving while black") persist;
  • There is a clear link between public confidence in policing and public safety, the erosion of police legitimacy has profound consequences for our justice system, the cost effectiveness of police services and billions of taxpayers’ dollars paid annually;
  • To date, there has been no concrete meaningful action from governments to effect systemic changes in policing to eliminate the practice of racial profiling; and
  • Canada has the constitutional power to legislate in respect to “peace, order and good government”.

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