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ABOUT US

THE CAUSE

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. 

THE FACTS

"Racial profiling can make you feel anxious, nervous, emotional, humiliated, ashamed, embarrassed, vulnerable, inadequate, judged, angry, not-worthy, unstable and uneasy. The subconscious feeling of unworthiness combined will all of these emotions are real and are perpetrated by those in the position of authority who seek to judge you solely on the color of your skin, your religion, your ethnicity, your gender, by the vehicle you choose to drive and by the city you choose to live in."
-Joel DeBellefeuille, Founder, Red Coalition

WHAT IS RACIAL PROFILING AND HOW CAN IT AFFECT YOU?

As defined by the: Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse

"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. "
https://www.cdpdj.qc.ca/en/lexicon#racial-profiling

As defined by the: Service de Police de la ville de Montreal (SPVM) 

"Racial profiling refers to any actions taken by a person or persons in authority with regard to a person or group of people, for security or public protection reasons, based on factors such as race, colour, ethnic or national origin or religion, without a real motive or reasonable grounds for suspicion, resulting in differential examination or treatment. Racial profiling also includes any action by people in a position of authority who apply a measure disproportionately to segments of the population, in particular, because of their racial, ethnic or national origin or religious affiliation, real or presumed. "
https://spvm.qc.ca/en/Fiches/Details/Profiling