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MEET THE FOUNDER

Joel DeBellefeuille is regularly featured in the news and media across Canada having won numerous historical human rights cases in the Province of Quebec.
His cases have set jurisprudence re-working the way law enforcement agencies, government bodies and municipalities handle systemic racism and
discrimination within their communities. He is also an avid businessman, entrepreneur, investor and husband and father.

WORK BIO

Joel DeBellefeuille is an experienced entrepreneur, businessman and founder of Just3; a boutique consulting firm providing strategic business solutions to private and public companies. He is the CEO and Co-founder of Marianna Naturals Corp., a celebrity skin care and health  & wellness brand that manufactures fresh handmade beauty care, personal care, and cosmetics products. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Primo Nutraceuticals a public company listed on the CSE and is a member of the Riverside School Board, EDI Committee. He is a co-founder and President of Mouvement Québec a provincial political party. He is a strong advocate for Human Rights and has appeared in and been featured on Global Television, CityNews Montréal, CBC News, CJAD800, The Montréal Gazette, The Suburban, Montreal Community Contact, The Canadian Press, CTV News, Savoir Media, QUB Radio with Geneviève Pettersen, 98.5FM with Bénoit Dutrizac and Patrick Lagacé, The Aaron Rand Show, Newstalk Radio with Co-host Sharman Yarnell, La Presse, The Huffington Post, The Globe & Mail, Vice; as well as a sitting as a professional panelist for an accredited law class at McGill University and a guest speaker at McMasters University for a Law & Sociology class. 

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HOW JOEL DEBELLEFEUILLE CHANGED QUEBEC'S 
UNDERSTANDING OF RACIAL PROFILING

MPP candidate Adele Brawley writes about Joel DeBellefeuille's impact on Quebec's paradigm on racial profiling. READ MORE

DRIVING WHILE BLACK IN CANADA

In July 2009, a black Canadian named Joel DeBellefeuille was pulled over (for the fourth time in several days [73]) by Longueuil police because, according to documents, "his Quebecois name did not match his
skin tone". READ MORE

MYTH #1: THE COMMISSION AND THE
TRIBUNAL ARE THE SAME THING

This video is part of a myth busting campaign about the Commission that aims to raise awareness about its mandate and actions. Learn more about #TheCommissionForReal: www.cdpdj.qc.ca/real
BOOK DESCRIPTION
ISBN 3319728830, 9783319728834 -PUBLISHER SPRINGER 2018
Police abuse in democracy often captures national and international media attention. Yet political scientists still devote little attention to the police and its relationship to democracy. In established democracies, such as the United States it is often seen as an aberration requiring a technical fix. In newer democracies it is often seen as a legacy of authoritarianism or civil war. This panel questions these assumptions and asks how, putting police abuse at the centre of our analysis, does it force us to rethink our conception and analysis of democracy in terms of citizenship, accountability, and socio-economic inequality. Using examples and case studies from the US, France, Chile, Argentina, India, Canada and Brazil, we show how integrating police abuse can contribute to a more robust study of democracy.

Q & A WITH JOEL DEBELLEFEUILLE

Joel DeBellefeuille answers attendee questions from McGill's Max Bell School of Public
Policy Racial Profiling in Policing conference. READ MORE

POLICE ABUSE IN COMTEMPORARY DEMOCRACIES

FOUND INSIDE 
Joel DeBellefeuille. [case nos. 09-19841], Longueuil City Court, Judge Pierre-Armand Tremblay, September 20, 2012, p. 22 §107.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR (2018)
Michelle D. Bonner is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Victoria, Canada.
Guillermina Seri is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Union College, USA.
Mary Rose Kubal is Associate Professor of Political Science at St. Bonaventure University, USA.
Michael Kempa is Associate Professor of Criminology at the University of Ottawa, Canada.