Muslim Charges Discrimination in RCMP

A Muslim candidate for entrance into the Royal Canadian Mounted Police charged he was terminated because of his religion. His request to wear a pendant which contains some expressions from the Koran led to vicious comments by officers in the RCMP as well as from fellow candidates. He was terminated in the 14th week of his 22 week training period.

According to figures gathered by the Toronto Star, the attrition rate for whites in the RCMP is 7% while the rate for minorities is 14%. The difference may simply be a coincidence or it may suggest a pattern of discrimination. In either case, someone should be doing some investigation.

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