OTTAWA: Minister of State for Multiculturalism Tim Uppal allegedly victim of racist remarks
Canada’s multiculturalism minister says he and his wife were victims of a racist remark uttered by a player at a tennis court in Ottawa.
“A woman leaving the tennis court looked at me and my wife and said ‘Are they members? Why can’t they play in the day – they don’t have jobs,'” he tweeted.
In this file photo, Minister of State (Multiculturalism) Tim Uppal speaks with the media on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. (The Canadian Press / Adrian Wyld)
A number of Twitter users retweeted and replied to the comment, expressing their outrage.