Montreal (Canada)

A City’s good practice towards the elimination of discrimination

Within the framework of the Canadian Coalition’s Ten Point Plan of Action, the City of Montreal has launched the Montreal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities.

In 2006, the City of Montreal adopted the Montreal Charter of Rights and Responsibilities—the first such Charter in North America. The Charter was developed through an extensive public consultation process to reflect the values of city residents and calls for the City of Montreal to engage in the concrete improvement of public services. The Charter details the principles and values of the City and various rights, responsibilities and commitments of the City related to democracy, economic and social life, cultural life, recreation, physical activities, environment and sustainable development.

City Information
The City of Montreal is the largest city in the province of Quebec and the second-largest city in Canada. It had a population of 1,620,693 as of the 2006 census. The City is an important centre of commerce, aerospace, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, culture, tourism, film and world affairs.

Montreal has been a member of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities against Racism and Discrimination since October 2006.

For more information and a video on the Charter, please visit:

See also: Montreal Declaration for Cultural Diversity [PDF, 1.9 MB]

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