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Quebec Human Rights Commission

"Damages cheque on the back burner: Meeting move means more delay for fired man"

"Faced with a 3 p.m. deadline yesterday and two choices - to issue a $41,998.40 cheque for damages to a black man who has just won a major discrimination case or be taken before the Quebec Human Rights Tribunal - the Montreal Transit Corp. has taken a third tack.

"It's put everything on ice by requesting a meeting with the man, along with officials of the Quebec Human Rights Commission that awarded the damages and the Centre for Research-Action on Race Relations.

"The agency fired the man, a transit security agent, in May 2003, just before the end of his initial employment probation.  The commission said yesterday that it has accepted the delay ..."