Black man accuses MTC of racial profiling

Posted By: CJAD · 11/13/2012 3:53:00 PM

A 61 year old Black man says the Montreal Transit Corporation has to find a better way of dealing with it's clients.

Glenroy Valantine Rice is launching court action against the MTC and it's inspectors over an incident last February at the Plamondon metro station when he was picked out of a crowd and asked, in French, to show proof of payment.

Because he's not fluent in French, he asked the inspector to repeat the question, but slower.

When there was no response he walked away.

That's when the alleged name calling and assault began.  He was also handed a $327 ticket  

"They were very aggressive with me, as far as their approach was concerned.  I felt humiliated, I felt confined, bullied, the type of language.  It's unbelievable.  I was shocked actually."

The Centre for Research on Race Relations will be filing a civil rights complaint on behalf of Rice, claiming $30,000 in damages.    

He wants the rules governing force changed, and new guidelines as to how MTC inspectors treat passengers.

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