How the killing of a Black man in Repentigny is fuelling calls to end racism in Quebec policing
on August 6th, 2021
9 human rights complaints filed against Repentigny police since 2017 Holly Cabrera · CBC News · Posted: Aug 06, 2021 4:00 AM ET Pierre Richard Thomas has lived in Repentigny, Que., for six years, and throughout that time, he has dreaded the day when a local police intervention would end with a Black man dying. On Sunday, Aug. 1, it happened. The Black man fatally shot by police was Jean René Junior Olivier, whose mother had called 911 to bring him to hospital because, she says, he was in psychological distress. Thomas co-organized a two-hour sit-in on Wednesday at Repentigny's city hall to commemorate Olivier. And like many in the crowd that evening — including Olivier's family — he blamed racism in the Repentigny police force for the 37-year-old's death.  Read More
Marianna Naturals’ CEO, Co-Founder & Human Rights Advocate, Joel DeBellefeuille Vies For, City Councillor Seat in the CDN-NDG Loyola District of Montreal
on August 5th, 2021
MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA – The CEO & Co-founder of celebrity skincare brand Marianna Naturals Corp. is vying for a city councillor seat in the CDN-NDG Loyola District of Montreal in this year’s Federal and Municipal elections. Joel DeBellefeuille is a human rights advocate, businessman and serial entrepreneur poised to create change in the district. The announcement comes on the heels of the company’s soon to be public listing of the corporation’s common shares. Both the board and the management team support Mr. DeBellefeuille’s campaign wholeheartedly, in-fact they strongly believe that it will add extreme shareholder value for the company, while simultaneously bringing major awareness of the soon-to-be household name; “Marianna Naturals.”  Read More
Municipal election candidates announced for C.D.N.-N.D.G., Île-Bizard, Sud-Ouest
on August 4th, 2021
Projet Montréal and Movement Montreal unveiled the latest additions to their slates on Wednesday. Movement Montreal candidate Joel DeBellefeuille made headlines in November 2020 Projet Montréal and Movement Montreal on Wednesday added to their slates of candidates for the municipal election in November, announcing candidacies for city council in the borough of Côte-des-Neiges—Notre-Dame-de-Grâce and borough councils in Île-Bizard—Ste-Geneviève and the Sud-Ouest.  Read More
The Red Coalition Condemns the Killing of 37-year-old Jean-René “Junior” Olivier a Black Resident of Repentigny, Quebec
on August 3rd, 2021
MONTREAL, Aug. 03, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Advocacy group, the Red Coalition is swift to condemn the killing of Jean-René “Junior” Olivier a black resident of Repentigny, Quebec on Sunday, August 1st, 2021, in front of his family home after suffering what appeared to be an episode of psychosis. Mr. Olivier told his mother that he was “seeing people” around him, while subsequently holding a kitchen knife.   Read More
The Red Coalition Endorses STOPMTL.ca Offering Full Support For Its New Interactive Self-Reporting Map, For Police Stops in Montreal
on July 29th, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MONTREAL, QUEBEC, CANADA – The Red Coalition is pleased to announce that it is offering its full support and endorsement of the STOPMTL.ca interactive platform and website where citizens can self-report their interactions with police in Montreal. The Red Coalition is a group of like-minded people from all walks of life, shapes, colors, and sizes; fighting 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 its citizens.  Read More
Advocacy groups and the Red Coalition petition the Minister of Public Safety Canada, requesting the enactment of a legislation to prohibit racial profiling by law enforcement
on July 21st, 2021
MONTREAL, July 21, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Red Coalition alongside their strategic partners and local provincial advocacy groups; North South Development Roots & Culture Canada and the United Black Caucus are pleased to announce that they have received full support and endorsement from the offices of NDP MP, Matthew Green and Liberal MP, Greg Fergus, in their fight to eliminate systemic racism and discrimination.  Read More
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