Canada suspends asylum seekers hijab questionnaire

Canada has dropped the use of a questionnaire that appeared to single out Muslim asylum seekers crossing into the country. RCMP used the form to screen refugee claimants entering into Quebec from the US.

Reasoning the move Public Safety Canada says the document was “inappropriate and inconsistent with government policy”.

A spokesman for federal Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale said they were “immediately concerned” after learning of the document and contacted the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).That version of the interview guide was only used in Quebec.