Hearings begin in Montréal on May 26 - Consultation on racial profiling and
its consequences of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de
la jeunesse

MONTREAL, May 25 /CNW Telbec/ - The public hearings on racial profiling and its consequeces of the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse get underway tomorrow, Wednesday, May 26 at the Grande Bibliothèque du Québec, in Montréal.

More than 40 individuals, organizations and institutions have asked to be heard to 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.

"There has been a very good response from people and groups in the greater Montreal area, following the publication of the Commission's Consultation Document on racial profiling in March," today said Gaétan Cousineau, President of the Commission.

An extra day of hearings has been added, and the hours have been extended to accommodate as many people as possible.

Mr. Cousineau will chair 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.

    Dates and location
    Montreal: May 26, 27, June, 9, 10 and 11 at the Grande Bibliothèque du
    Québec, 475 de Maisonneuve East, room M. 450 (Please use Berri entrance
    before 10 a.m.);
    Québec: June 2, Centre Lucien-Borne, room 304, 100 chemin Ste-Foy.

    For the full schedule and names of all presenters please visit:

    Contact   Patricia Poirier
              514 873-5146 or 1 800 361-6477, ext. 358


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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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