Bloc Montréal calls out use of N-word in leaders’ debate: “Only in Quebec”
on September 17th, 2022
Bloc Montréal candidate Joel DeBellefeuille has released a statement calling out Québec Solidaire leader Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois and Parti Québécois leader Paul St-Pierre Plamondon for using the N-word in quoting the name of a book by Pierre Vallières at the Quebec leaders’ debate on Thursday night.  Read More
“I haven’t been called, read or heard the N-word so many times than in the last few days”
on July 7th, 2022
Joel DeBellefeuille, a human rights advocate and Bloc Montréal candidate for D’Arcy McGee, spoke with us this week in the wake of the debate over the N-word in Quebec. A June 29 CRTC ruling criticized the use of the N-word by Radio-Canada in relation to the controversial title of a 1968 book by Quebec author Pierre Vallières, which was read on air multiple times in 2020.  Read More
Bloc Montreal announces D'Arcy-McGee, Westmount-Saint-Louis candidates
on June 16th, 2022
Bloc Montreal-Equipe Balarama Holness, one of two new parties, has announced its candidates for the Oct. 3 provincial election for the usually Liberal strongholds of D'Arcy McGee and Westmount-St. Louis. Joel DeBellefeuille, the new D'Arcy McGee candidate, is "an entrepreneur and founder of the Red Coalition Inc. a non-profit organization and lobby group fighting discrimination and systemic racism."  Read More
Bloc Montréal announces two more candidates for provincial vote
on June 15th, 2022
The Bloc Montréal—Équipe Balarama Holness party on Wednesday announced its slate of candidates in the Oct. 3 provincial election had grown to three with the addition of candidates in the ridings of D’Arcy-McGee and Westmount—Saint-Louis.  Read More
Alain Babineau joins The Red Coalition, dedicated to eliminating racial profiling, systemic racism in Montreal
on June 1st, 2022
The Red Coalition, a group dedicated to eliminate the practice of racial profiling and systemic racism in Montreal, has appointed a new director. Alain Babineau will now serve as their spokesperson and coordinator on issues of racial profiling and public safety. “It’s a new organization, but I have detected among it’s members a very genuine desire and interest to tackle the issue of racism and discrimination head-on,” Babineau said at a press conference on Wednesday morning at the Jamaica Association of Montreal’s offices.  Read More
Babineau leaves City position to head Red Coalition
on June 1st, 2022
Alain Babineau has taken the helm of the Red Coalition on issues of racial profiling and public safety. Over the past year, the prominent advocate for minorities has lent his expertise to the city’s Office of the Commissioner for the Fight against Racism and Systemic Discrimination, and previously was an advisor to the Center for Research Action on Race Relations (CRARR). Babineau left the job at the city while publicly voicing a frustration with what he called a culture resistant to change.  Read More





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