Ensemble Montréal will table a motion demanding an immediate independent inquiry into the Villa-Maria incident
Montréal, April 30th, 2019 – After receiving important media exposure, becoming viral on social networks and being strongly criticized by the public, the violent intervention by two inspectors from the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) at the Villa-Maria metro station on March 7 towards Juliano Gray, a young 21-year-old Montrealer, requires an independent, thorough and immediate investigation according to the Official Opposition.
Montreal, April 4, 2019 - On behalf of Ensemble Montréal, Karine Boivin-Roy, Leader of the Official Opposition, and Dimitrios (Jim) Beis, Mayor of the borough of Pierrefonds-Roxboro, presented a motion today asking that the City of Montreal adopt a signage system at the entrance to food establishments to inform customers of the results of food safety inspections.
Black and antiracist groups join city councillors in calling for mayor Plante to set up external investigation into metro beating
Montréal, March 18 2019 – In the light of a recent incident at the Villa-Maria metro station that saw STM inspectors repeatedly hit with their batons a young Black man lying on the station platform, a coalition of organizations today urged the City of Montreal to support demands for an independent investigation into the incident and for the ultimate creation of an independent civilian oversight body to hear complaints against transit officers.