Follow-up Regarding Letter Sent to Mayor of Montreal

On June 12, 2020, FHIC sent a letter to the Mayor of Montreal which you can read here.

We have been given a response by the Montreal Police department, assuring us that they have taken this matter seriously, and it is under investigation. Following is the letter we receiving with translation text.



To whom it may concern:

This correspondence is a response to the request for an investigation into hate incidents, made to the town hall regarding events judged in this way, towards the Jewish community, during the pro-Palestine demonstration on May 29.

To this end, the Service de police de la Ville de Montreal (SPVM) certifies that investigations have been carried out on the criminal events linked to the demonstration on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The service police take very seriously all situations that could potentially develop into criminal events.

In addition, the SPVM reiterates that the Hate Crimes and Incidents Investigation Module (MICH) has the mandate to ensure that the various communities of the City of Montreal live in safety and peace of mind. Therefore, it is possible to lodge a complaint at a neighborhood police station of the SPVM, if you believe you have witnessed a hateful incident or if you are a victim or witness to a hate crime. The MICH’s specialist investigators will then be able to shed light on these events.

In conclusion, the SPVM would like to reiterate the importance of reporting to the police any event deemed to be hateful, whether it be a crime or an incident.

We ask you to accept, Ladies and Gentlemen, the expression of our best regards.


Inspector Marie-Claude Dandernault,

We appreciate your action on this matter. Collectively, we work towards eradicating hate in Canada.

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