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The Red Coalition Mandates The Law Firm Grey Casgrain to Take Further Legal Action Against The City of Longueuil

For Immediate Release
Montréal, November 18th, 2022 – The Red Coalition will be taking further legal action against the Ville de Longueuil regarding its failure to perform certain actions ordered by Justice Christian Brunelle of the Human Rights Tribunal in the case Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse (DeBellefeuille) c. Ville de Longueuil, 2020 QCTDP.
The Red Coalition Inc. has given the mandate to reputable human rights law firm Grey Casgrain s.e.n.c founded by constitutional rights lawyer Julius H. Grey in 1976. Julius H. Grey is currently challenging Quebec's controversial Bills 21 & 96 at the Quebec Court of Appeal.

On November 17th, 2020 Justice Brunelle ordered the city to complete the actions listed below within 24 months of the judgment as the Court deemed it necessary and in the public interest:

[330] ORDERS the Ville de Longueuil to provide training to the police officers currently in its employment and those to behired in the future, as well as to the SPAL’s management staff; such training is to be given by a person qualified in the area of
discrimination by racial profiling and include the following elements:
(a) The definition of racial profiling recognized by the Supreme Court of Canada in Quebec (CDPDJ) v. Bombardier Inc.(Bombardier Aerospace Training Center), 2015 SCC 39;
(b) A summary of the case law on racial profiling, including this judgment;
(c) A summary of the literature on the social context of racial profiling in police interventions;
(d) The existence of the phenomenon of racial profiling in police interventions and the manifestation of conscious or unconscious prejudice during such interventions;
(e) The principle types of prejudice and stereotypes associated with various racialized groups, including people of colour;
(f) The principle signs of differential or unusual treatment that are characteristic of racial profiling in police interventions;
(g) The identification of measures and practices to effectively counter racial profiling in police interventions; and(h) The prejudicial consequences of racial profiling on racialized persons and groups.
[331] ORDERS that this training be provided to every person to whom it is intended within twenty-four (24) months of this judgment;

*As of November 18th, 2022 at 12:01am the Ville de Longueuil will be in default of the Judge's orders for a second time.
Source: Joel DeBellefeuille, Founder, Executive Director, Tel. 1-800-735-4086, 514-434-2640, joel@redcoalition.ca


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