Interpellations sans motif: un retour en arrière demandé
on November 14th, 2022
Le 25 octobre, le juge Michel Yergeau a rendu une décision qui invalide l’arrêt Ladouceur et l’article 636 qui en découle, dans le cadre du procès intenté par Jean-Christopher Luamba. L’arrêt Ladouceur autorise les interpellations policières aléatoires sans motif depuis 1990. «Elles constituent un sauf-conduit au profilage racial», rappelle le regroupement de plusieurs organismes qui luttent contre le racisme.  Read More
Racially-profiled man challenges Longueuil to present race-based police data, threatens suit
on November 10th, 2022
He claims the city has failed to collect race-based data on traffic stops as promised. He says he will take legal action if it doesn't provide the information it was tasked to collect by the end of the week. Joel Debellefeuille's legal fight has lasted almost 15 years. Still, he says, he still hasn't received the justice he's entitled to.  Read More
Longueuil, Que., given ultimatum on release of race-based traffic stop data
on November 7th, 2022
A group seeking to end racial profiling is giving the City of Longueuil, on Montreal's South Shore, until the end of day Friday to publish race-based data on police stops. If not, the leader of the Red Coalition says he'll take the city to court. Joel DeBellefeuille said the data will show whether or not officers are disproportionately stopping Black people and other people of colour.  Read More
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
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