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Human rights tribunals may be failing Arab, Muslim workers post-9/11

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 @ 8:29 AM | By Reem Bahdi

Arabs and Muslims have long complained about oversurveillance, double standards and stereotyping by national security agents, border services and police. But human rights complaints brought before tribunals at the federal level, as well as before tribunals in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, reveal that Arabs and Muslims are also exposed to oversurveillance, double standards and stereotyping in the workplace by co-workers and supervisors.

In B.C., for example, Ghassan Asad was reported to the RCMP as a possible 9/11 attacker by a co-worker. Asad, a Muslim, Arab...