Andrew Bennett, Canada's ambassador for religious freedom faced some unexpected criticism from Turkey concerning Quebec's values charter.
A representitive of the Turkish government brought the charter up while Bennett was in the country to discuss minority rights.
Bennett wouldn't offer his personal opinion on the proposed charter, indicating that domestic issues fall outside of his mandate.
He did launch a critique of his own however, stating that the persecution of minorities abroad cannot be compared with what's happening in Quebec.
According to Bennett this is the only time the charter has been mentioned by a foreign diplomat during his first year in the position.