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The Canadian Progressive: Montreal police spying on journalist Patrick Lagacé condemned by Reporters Without Borders

Reporters Without Borders is appalled by recent revelations that Montreal police secretly monitored the mobile phone of La Presse columist Patrick Lagacé. A coalition of Canadian rights groups links the Lagacé case to Canadian police and security services’ growing hunger for new powers and investigative capabilities.

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The Canadian Progressive: Anonymous Targets Montreal Police For Attacking The Homeless

Online hacktivist collective Anonymous has declared war on the Montreal Police after the force bulldozed a homeless shelter in Viger Square.

The post Anonymous Targets Montreal Police For Attacking The Homeless appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Politics and its Discontents: Constable Stefanie Trudeau

Given Sammy Yatim’s tragic execution by police for swearing at them and holding a penknife, and the shooting in the back of the unarmed Steve Mesic in Hamilton, I suppose the ‘mouthy’ young man depicted in the following video was ‘lucky’ to be merely pepper-sprayed for his ‘impertinence.’ Nonetheless, the justice sytem in Quebec, after . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Constable Stefanie Trudeau

The Canadian Progressive: Montreal Police Violated Protesters’ Rights During Student Protests, Says Report

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive: The Montreal Police violated the rights of protesters during the 2012 student protests, says a new 47-page report based on 384 witness accounts. The report, called ”Testimonies of the Student Strike: Repression And Discrimination,” was compiled by ASSÉ, Quebec’s largest student federation, in association with the Quebec Human . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Montreal Police Violated Protesters’ Rights During Student Protests, Says Report

The Ranting Canadian: With all the stories across Canada of police brutality…

With all the stories across Canada of police brutality (including killings), harassment, rights violations, discrimination, perjury, political bias, corruption (e.g. bribes, smuggling, extortion, drug-dealing) – and seeing almost no consequences for the crimes committed by police officers – it’s extremely difficult to resist the A.C.A.B. (All Cops Are Bastards) attitude.

How are . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: With all the stories across Canada of police brutality…

The Ranting Canadian: Young woman arrested for posting photo of graffitti online

Young woman arrested for posting photo of graffitti online:

According to CBC News:

A 20-year-old woman has been accused of criminal harassment and intimidation against a high-ranking Montreal police officer after she posted a photo of anti-police graffiti online.

Pawluck insists that she’s done nothing wrong and the actions of the Montreal police amount . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Young woman arrested for posting photo of graffitti online

The Canadian Progressive: Freedom of Press Under Attack in Montreal (VIDEO)

During the Quebec student protests against the tuition hikes, members of the press came under attack by the SPVM (Montreal Police). This video aims to raise the issue of press freedom in face of suppressive and brutal tactics by the SPVM to deny access of coverage to members of the media. The Canadian Progressive recommends: . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Freedom of Press Under Attack in Montreal (VIDEO)