A Hamilton lawyer and former chair of the defunct and scandal-plagued SISO has been suspended by the federal government from his longtime position as a member of the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on National Security.

A spokesperson for federal Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said Hussein Hamdani has been suspended from his advisory position pending an investigation into allegations of whether or not he has links to "radical ideology."

A news report by French-language network TVA of Quebec published Wednesday raised questions about written statements made by Hamdani nearly 20 years ago. The news report also made allegations suggesting Hamdani has been involved in the past with organizations that have provided funding, directly or indirectly, to groups associated with terror.

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