National Newswatch

Canada’s first Somali-Canadian cabinet minister says that despite his high profile position, anti-black racism is a part of his life — and that of so many others.

Families, Children and Social Development Minister Ahmed Hussen told CTV’s Power Play that, as a black Canadian, he has a visceral reaction when police vehicles are nearby.

“Instinctively, my back gets up when a police cruiser comes behind me as I drive,” he said Monday.

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