Media avisory - Hearings in Montreal resume on June 9th - Consultation on
racial profiling and its consequences of the Commission des droits de la
personne et des droits de la jeunesse

MONTREAL, June 8 /CNW Telbec/ - The public hearings on racial profiling and its consequences of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse will resume tomorrow, June 9th, 2010 at the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec, in Montréal.

More than 25 groups, institutions and individuals, including members from the Ville de Montréal and Opposition parties, the Service de police de la Ville de Montréal (SPVM) and the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), will outline possible solutions to counter racial profiling.

The Consultation focuses primarily on the racial profiling experiences of young people aged 14 to 25 from racialized communities in the educational sector, the social services and child and youth protection sector, as well as in the area of public safety.

The President of the Commission, Gaétan Cousineau chairs the panel, which also includes Emerson Douyon, a member of the Commission and Patricia Rimok, President of the Conseil des relations interculturelles du Québec.

The Commission will publish its final report and recommendations by the end of 2010, and is committed to its implementation.

June 9th from 9a.m.:

    
    Fo Niemi, Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations (CRARR);
    Marie McAndrew, researcher, Université de Montréal;
    Myrna Lashley;
    Shirlette Wint, Black Community Resource Centre;
    Marvin Rotrand, city councillor - district Snowdon and Gilles Rioux,
    Director of Social Diversity;
    Denis Desroches, Assistant-director, SPVM, Bergman Fleury, Conseil
    interculturel de Montréal;
    Serge Fortin, STM;
    Fady Dagher, SPVM- Station 30 - Saint-Michel;
    Louise Harel, Chief of the Official Opposition - Ville de Montréal;
    Réal Ménard, Mayor of the borough of Mercier-Hochelaga-Maisonneuve;
    Doreen Levi, LaSalle Community Prevention Project;

    Location:
    Grande Bibliothèque du Québec, 475 De Maisonneuve Blvd E.
    Room M.450
    (Before 10 a.m., please use Berri entrance)
    

Please visit www.cdpdj.qc.ca for the complete schedule and the list of presenters.

    
    Contact
    Patricia Poirier
    514 873-5146 or 1 800 361-6477, ext. 358
    patricia.poirier@cdpdj.qc.ca
    

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SOURCE Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse

For further information: For further information: Patricia Poirier, (514) 873-5146, 1-800-361-6477, ext. 358, patricia.poirier@cdpdj.qc.ca


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