09/07/2017 13:02 EDT | Updated 09/09/2017 23:25 EDT

Jagmeet Singh, NDP Leadership Hopeful, Masterfully Handles Heckler At Brampton Event

"We welcome you. We love you."

NDP leadership hopeful Jagmeet Singh had to face a situation he deemed a "little awkward" Wednesday at an event in Brampton, Ont.

Singh was speaking at one of his brilliantly named "JagMeet and Greet" events at the Professor's Lake Recreation Centre when a woman interrupted him to yell about his "Shariah."

Singh is a Sikh MPP from Ontario. Shariah is a system of laws based on Islam.

As part of his criminal justice platform, Singh plans to create a federal ban on racial profiling — an issue he has been outspoken about as a provincial legislator in Ontario.

With files from Althia Raj and The Canadian Press

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