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City of Longueuil, Que. gets postponement of contempt of court charges
on March 23rd, 2023
Facing potential contempt of court charges, the City of Longueuil, Que., asked for a postponement of a Quebec Human Rights Tribunal hearing relating to a racial profiling case. The case dates back to 2012 and involves Joel Debellefeuille. He was driving with his wife to his son’s daycare in Longueuil. He says police followed him and questioned him, simply because he is Black.  Read More
"Smokescreen; a dog and pony show"
on March 22nd, 2023
Carl Moïse felt his wheel shudder as he drove his child to a soccer game. Then it began to wobble on the highway and almost fell off his car. The lug nuts had been loosened. The Montreal civil servant, who was subject to racist taunts, insults, threats and intimidation over much of his 14-year career with the city’s transport and environment departments, feared the worst. As section manager, Moïse was told by a superior early in his career “You have to adapt to the city’s organizational culture if you want to keep working here.”  Read More
Ethics complaint filed against Montreal executive committee chairperson
on March 21st, 2023
Groups representing the Black community said Tuesday the Plante administration’s attempts to root out systemic discrimination and embedded racism within the city’s workforce are merely symbolic. “It’s a dog and pony show; it’s a smokescreen,” said Alain Babineau, the director of racial profiling and public safety of the Red Coalition and a former RCMP staff sergeant. The coalition filed a complaint on Tuesday with the Municipal Commission of Quebec against Montreal executive committee chairperson Dominique Ollivier for comments she made to Le Devoir in an article published March 13.  Read More
City of Longueuil facing contempt charges related to police racial profiling
on March 15th, 2023
A 2012 racial profiling case has led to the City of Longueuil facing charges of contempt of court, for failure to publish data about racial profiling. This is after Joel Debellefeuille won his racial profiling case against the Longueuil police in 2020. The human rights tribunal ruled the city of Longueuil had to publish data related to racial profiling within 24 months – which it failed to do.  Read More
on March 15th, 2023
Le ministre de la Sécurité publique, François Bonnardel, a déposé mercredi un projet de loi qui prévoit des modifications concernant les activités policières, principalement pour lutter contre le profilage racial au sein des corps de police. Dans la mouture actuelle, le projet de loi 14 obligerait au ministre de la Sécurité publique à «établir une ligne directrice» lors d’interpellations policières, y compris les interceptions routières. Un manquement à cette directive pourrait «constituer une faute» et ainsi aboutir en sanction disciplinaire.  Read More
Quebec Bill on police practices facing criticism
on March 15th, 2023
Quebec Public Security Minister François Bonnardel has introduced a bill to modernize police practices that will maintain the use of section 636 of the highway code. Bonnardel tabled the omnibus bill that groups legislative amendments concerning police and public safety agencies, and aims to combat racial profiling and ensuring public confidence in police forces. The bill obliges the Minister to establish guidelines concerning police stops. Police forces will also be required to report annually all police stops, including those under section 636 of the Highway Safety Code which allows law enforcement to randomly stop drivers without reasonable and probable cause.  Read More



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Anti-racism group accuses Montreal-area school of systemic racismCalls grow to change streets named after Christopher Columbus on island of MontrealQuebec sisters afraid to go school, say racism complaints ignoredGroup says private school near Montreal ignored racism complaintsCas de racisme et de cyberintimidation au Collège Bourget de RigaudUn citoyen souhaite «annuler» Christophe Colomb à Pointe-ClaireRACISME ET CYBERINTIMIDATION: LE COLLÈGE BOURGET MIS EN DEMEUREBlack anti-racism groups lob volleys at Canada and QuebecProminent Quebeckers voice support for Trudeau’s anti-Islamophobia representativeProminent Québecers plead for federal anti-Islamophobia rep to be given a chancePetition against Bill 21 tabled at National AssemblyMontreal police brotherhood says it's too easy to blame its members for racial profilingLongueuil, other Quebec police slow in implementing race-based data frameworkAucune accusation ne sera portée contre les policiers qui ont tué Junior OlivierCalls for police accountability as officers who fatally shot Jean René Olivier face no chargesLack of care on Loyola property "unacceptable":DeBellefeuilleGroups call to cancel puppet show featuring minstrel characterUn spectacle pour enfants sème la controverse dans l’ouest de MontréalUn exemple de « racisme systémique », dénoncent des associationsLocal Montreal play carries on despite upset over controversial puppetFamily of man killed by Repentigny police says lawsuit incomingLa mère de Jean-René Junior Olivier poursuit la Ville de RepentignyLa mère de Jean-René Junior Olivier, abattu par des policiers de Repentigny en août 2021, a déposé une poursuite contre la Ville de RepentignyFamily of Black man killed by Repentigny police files to sue city for $430K in damages


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