NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh promises federal ban on racial profiling

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      A federal NDP leadership candidate has pledged to halt a practice that has rankled many members of visible minorities.

      Jagmeet Singh, an Ontario MPP, declared that when he releases his criminal-justice platform, it will begin with a federal ban on racial profiling.

      In a series of tweets today, the turbaned Sikh lawyer revealed that police have stopped him 11 times in his life for no apparent reason.

      Singh also stated that the first time it happened, he was 17 years old.

      "I remember the early stops involved 'routine investigations' while driving my father's car." 

      Singh has been endorsed by two NDP MPs from B.C.—Kennedy Stewart and Randall Garrison—and eight B.C. NDP MLAs (Bruce Ralston, Harry Bains, Judy Darcy, Rob Fleming, Lana Popham, Ravi Kahlon, Rachna Singh, and Anne Kang).