While spending time at the Montreal Atwater Market before the TVA French-language debate, NDP leader Jagmeet Singh was the target of racist comments by a Montreal man.\nThe man tells Singh to "cut off [his] turban" to "look more like a Canadian."\nVisit MTLBlog for more headlines.\nNDP leader Jagmeet Singh is on the campaign trail in Montreal today, visiting Atwater Market and preparing for the French-language leader's debate on TVA. Singh was last in Montreal a couple of weeks ago, speaking on climate change at McGill University.\nToday, however, Singh was the target of a Montreal man's racist conception of Canadian identity.\nA video posted by CBC reporter Debra Arbec shows the man approach Singh at the Atwater Market, shake his hand, lean into his ear, and tell him that he should "cut his turban off so you could look like a Canadian."\nSingh will be the first to tell you that he's no stranger to discrimination and this afternoon's incident in Atwater Market shows the NDP leader handle it with total grace.\nIn an earlier interview with MTL Blog, Singh said that "I know what it feels like to be told that I don't belong because of the way I look. I've got lots of great support but then I get some haters that say all sorts of negative things. I'm just one person and what I've experienced is a reflection of what a lot of people experience."\nThe video (seen below) shows the man confronting the NDP leader in Atwater Market. Surrounded by reporters, the man shows no hesitation in making his comments.\nAfter his rude remarks, Singh responded by saying "I think Canadians look like all sorts of people."\nVIDEO of NDP leader Jagmeet Singh being confronted at Montreal's Atwater Market by someone who advised him that he should remove his turban. #cdnpoli #polqc pic.twitter.com/iNFQ4QGlmW— Debra Arbec (@DebraArbecCBC) October 2, 2019\nSingh politely disagreed with the man, who insisted that "when in Rome," one should "do as the Romans do."\n"This is Canada, so you can do whatever you like!" Singh said.\nGetting ready for tonight’s TVA debate with some fresh goodies from Atwater Market here in Montreal! Looking forward to talking about the choices we'll make to ensure life is easier for everyday people, instead of the rich & powerful. Tune in at 8pm EST! #faceafaetva #elxn43 pic.twitter.com/aw0oawPQtS— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) October 2, 2019\nREAD ALSO: Jagmeet Singh Discusses Racism In Canada & Quebec Bill 21 In Exclusive MTL Blog Interview\nSingh told MTL Blog that he hopes that his "presence on the political landscape is a way to challenge these beliefs."\nHighly critical of Quebec's Bill 21, Singh insists that he'll respect provincial jurisdiction if elected but calls the bill "divisive" and says that laws like this "hurt people."\nJagmeet Singh speaking to reporters at a press conference in Montreal last month (photo by Teddy Elliot)\nSingh is the first-ever visible minority leader of a federal political party in Canada and also the first to wear a visible religious symbol.\nAs such, Singh firmly believes that his ability to break barriers can inspire Canadians from all walks of life to build a better society through love and understanding.\nCommunities like Gatineau have had to deal with disasters like flooding that devastate businesses & families – all while PM Trudeau spend billions on a pipeline & fossil fuel subsidies.We'll make real investments to fight the #ClimateCrisis & protect Canadians. #elxn43 pic.twitter.com/Z8wJEFI2ta— Jagmeet Singh (@theJagmeetSingh) September 22, 2019\nHe'll have a tough election ahead of him if he wishes to break through in Quebec, historically been a Liberal stronghold. The NDP is currently polling at 10.7% across the province, in fourth place behind the Liberals, the Bloc Quebecois, and the Conservatives.\nStay tuned for more federal election coverage from MTL Blog!\nThe Canadian Federal election is happening on Monday, October 21st, 2019.\nVoting for the first time? Want to know more about how our electoral system works? Check out this handy guide from our colleagues at Narcity Canada!