A Burnaby MP wants to stop racial profiling by police and other law enforcement agencies.
Bill Siksay, NDP MP for Burnaby Douglas, tabled a bill this week that would ban racial and religious profiling by police, border guards, and CSIS. The bill follows meetings between NDP MPs and members of Arab, Muslim, Black, Aboriginal and South Asian communities across Canada.
Siksay said he's talked to several Burnaby residents who feel they have been "hassled" by law enforcement officials because they belong to a racial minority.
The problem has become more pronounced since Sept. 11, he added.
"We need to be very clear that this is unacceptable practice," Siksay said in an interview. [Link]
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