Eleven People with Disabilities File Complaints with the Human Rights Commission over Montreal Public Transit’s Inaccessibility
The Regroupement des activistes pour l’inclusion au Québec (RAPLIQ), with the support of the Centre de recherche-action sur les relations raciales (CRARR), will file several complaints about discrimination based on disability in the public transit system tomorrow against the Société de transport de Montréal (STM).
This filing of a collective complaint regarding the inaccessibility of the STM is a first in Quebec’s human rights history. Each plaintiff claims $20,000 for damages as well as demands that an ambitious action plan be put forth to rectify this Charter violation that contravenes on their rights and freedoms.
A press conference will take place at the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse main office at 11 a.m. while several community members will symbolically lodge their complaint in person.
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