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Ahmed Hussen: Quebec Border and Head Coverings

ahmed hussen: Among other things, the document directed applicants to specify their religion and how often they practice it, and asked opinions about head coverings associated with Muslim women and terrorist groups with mainly Muslim members, according to Toronto Star. That line of questioning is simply not consistent with the way we do things in Canada, Hussen said. Speaking in Vancouver on Friday, Ahmed Hussen described the Mounties' interview guide as unacceptable, saying it is incompatible with the government's anti-discrimination policy. It is unacceptable. Article Continued Below The questionnaire was used at a Quebec border crossing that saw thousands of asylum seekers enter from the U.S. over the summer. react-text 148 That line of questioning is simply not consistent with the way we do things in Canada, Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen said, describing the RCMP's interview guide that appears to target Muslim asylum seekers crossing the border. /react-text Colin Perkel / THE CANADIAN PRESS Hussen said he applauded Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale's decision to put a stop to the practice as soon as he found out about it.A spokesperson for Public Safety Canada said Thursday the questionnaire was only used locally and described the questions as inappropriate. react-empty 158 Asked about the document, an RCMP spokesperson said it had been revised and the Mounties would not be granting interviews on the topic. It is against our values as a society to treat everyone equally. ( As reported in the news.